They Shoot Horses Don’t They?

It’s 1933- the Depression grips the country but in the dancehalls south of Boston are filled with music and dancing. Marathon dancing. For your viewing pleasure: a small album documenting some of the dancers who competed in some Massachusetts walkathons in 1933/34. Most interesting (to me anyway) were the handbills that I found tucked inside which I’ve scanned for your viewing pleasure. I’ve amended it with a few other dance marathon photos from my collection. Enjoy.

Broken Vows

A wedding album unlike any other I’ve come across. Things start off normally enough with shots of the bride and groom getting ready for the ceremony separately. Once they enter the same frame, however, things take a turn. Unfortunately the album is too big to scan so I put a couple of cellphone photos at the end so you can get an idea of what it actually looks like. See the photos here!