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Ruth St. Denis Modeling a Fortuny Dress, n. d.
Photographic materials on Paper
9 7/8 in. x 8 in. (25.08 cm x 20.32 cm)

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Black & white photography
Period: Modern 19th - 1945
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Ramiel McGehee
Accession Number: PH46

In pencil on verso: "Property of Scripps College Ph46".
Embossed in left side of bottom edge: "Walinger - Chicago".
Label on verso with an article from Vogue, December 1969 on the Fortuny dress.

Black and white silver gelatin print.

Object Description
Image of the dancer Ruth St. Denis modelling a dress by the Chicago-based designer Fortuny. As her popularity grew, St. Denis became a social icon, appearing in public as more than just a dancer. Fortuny took advantage of her exotic reputation to market his Egyptian-inspired dress.

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