Digital Object Record

GloPAD ID 1003829
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Digital Object Title Trapeze artist
Component Associated Performing Art Circus arts
Component Publicity photograph
Component Activity Date Unknown
Component Associated Location San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum
Date Object Created 1875
Date Object Destroyed Unknown
Object Dimensions 2.5 x 4 x in
Component Notes Cabinet card publicity photo for an unknown trapeze artist, circa 1875. Inscriptions and markings, written in pencil on the reverse: "Leora Dare? Trapeze Artist" or "Leora Pare? Trapeze Artist" Printed on the reverse: "J. Wood, Photographer, No. 208, Bowery, New York"
Component Associated Performing Art Circus arts
Component Costume
Component Activity Date Unknown
Date Object Created 1875
Date Object Destroyed Unknown
Component Notes This is an unusual, early depiction of a trapeze artist in fancy costume. The upper half of the costume falls in line with the fashion of the time- Note that while the performer's waist appears to be corseted, the neckline is an 1870's style, and the fabric looks heavy and is ornately embellished, the bottom portion of the costume is clearly designed for ease of movement of the legs. It strangely resembles a diaper with a slit up each side, or perhaps bloomers, which did not come until fashion until about 25 years after this photo was taken.
Source Object
Format of Source Object Cabinet card
Repository of Source Object San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum
Repository Assigned ID Sfp0130
Rights and Ordering Information- to reproduce or order a copy of this digital object
Credit Line Courtesy of [Collection name], San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum.
Ordering Information Contact San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, reference@sfpalm.org.