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    Gorgeous Vintage Photographs Of Ballet Dancers

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    Ida Rubinstein, 1915.

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    Margot Fonteyn, 1939.

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    Lubov Tchernicheva, Alice Nikitina, Alexandra Danilova, Felia Doubrovska, and Serge Lifar during a production of Apollon Musagetes, 1928.

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    June Brae and Robert Helpmann in Dante Sonata at the Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 1939.

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    Dancers of the Festival Ballet performing Etudes, 1955.

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    Anna Pavlova, 1920.

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    Alice Nikitina and Serge Lifar performing La Chatte, 1927.

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    Vera Nemchinova and Anton Dolin in a production of Revolution at the Coliseum in London, 1928.

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    Alexandra Danilova, 1925.

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    A scene from the ballet Protee, 1938.

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    Anna Pavlova surrounded by her ballet shoes in her dressing room at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, 1927.

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    A performance in London, 1943.

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    Cynthia Maugham at the Arts Theatre in London, 1928.

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    Madame Lubovska teaching students from the National American Ballet School, 1924.

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    Vera Nemchinova and Anton Dolin in Rhapsody in Blue, 1928.

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    Anna Ludmilla and a fellow dancer in Intimate Revue, 1930.

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    Anna Pavlova in Autumn Leaves, 1920.

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    A performance of Giselle at Drury Lane in London, 1937.

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    Tanaquil Le Clercq in Bourree Fantasque, 1950.

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    A scene from the film Melba, 1953.

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    Marjorie Tallchief and George Skibine of the New York City Ballet in Concerto Barocco, 1948.

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    Christianne Gaulthier, 1955.

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    Tamara Toumanova in Swan Lake, 1948.

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    Members of the Harlequin Ballet rehearsing a Spanish dance, 1960.

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    Anna Pavlova and a fellow dancer, 1920.

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    Mikhail Baryshnikov and Alla Sizova rehearsing for a performance of Coppelia, 1970.

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    Nora Kaye and Nicholas Magallanes in The Cage, 1951.

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