Classic Ballroom Dances

A series of photos from the estate of a woman named Elaine Henning (you can see her here in the photo) who lived in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago her entire life. These photos are from her days as a student at a local Arthur Murray Dance Studio during the late 50’s and early 60’s. Click here to see them all.



The Rotor (Riverview Park, Chicago, IL. c.1960)

A series of photographs, probably taken by a student in the early 60s, looking down into a ride where the floor drops out and the riders are kept in place by centrifugal force. Most were Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides with some black and white prints mixed in. Full Disclosure: while I don’t normally do anything more than clean dust off of the photos in this case I did some very basic color adjustments to the faded Ektachrome slides. Click here to see the series.