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Ruth St. Denis in "The Incense" (postcard), n. d.
Photographic materials on Paper
5 5/16 in. x 3 5/16 in. (13.49 cm x 8.41 cm)

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Black & white photography
Period: Modern 19th - 1945
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Ramiel McGehee
Accession Number: PH32

In pencil on verso: "Property of Scripps College Ph32."

Black and white image on a postcard.

Object Description
Image of the thirties actress Ruth St. Denis, in a dance inspired by Indian customs. "The Incense" was an alluring piece that combined a series of slow, rhythmic steps with mesmerizingly fast arm movements. Though St. Denis entered bearing an incense try, as pictured here, she proceeded to place the tray on the stage and dance around it, arms mimicking the swirling motions of the wafting incense smoke.

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