[New York? circa 1955].
Unbound. A collection of black and white photographs of a young black female modern dancer. A total of 66 images consisting of 43 platinum prints measuring 2½" x 3½" and 23 gelatin silver prints measuring 3" x 5". A few images are slightly off-center, but are overall fine. The dancer is a young woman in her late teens or early 20s, mostly dancing in a studio or outside; in a few she is paired with a male dancer or shown with other young women around her. There is a penciled notation on the verso of one image and an accompanying envelope bears the printed return address of Camp Milford, located on West 42nd Street in New York City (pre-zip code). The static images do not lend themselves to detailed criticism (even were we qualified to do so), but it does seem the unknown dancer was serious and accomplished. Presumably additional research would yield more information.