Benjamin Lovett Teaching Dance Classes in Recently Completed Lovett Hall, April 1938

Summary

After Henry Ford built the Lovett Hall ballroom in 1937, dance classes for the students of his Edison Institute schools moved from the dance room at Ford Motor Company Engineering Lab to this gracious ballroom setting. Students not only learned the steps to traditional American dances like the reel, schottische, and quadrille--but also the etiquette that went along with them.

After Henry Ford built the Lovett Hall ballroom in 1937, dance classes for the students of his Edison Institute schools moved from the dance room at Ford Motor Company Engineering Lab to this gracious ballroom setting. Students not only learned the steps to traditional American dances like the reel, schottische, and quadrille--but also the etiquette that went along with them.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10.25 in

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