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ACME Newspictures was an American Photo Agency based in New York from 1923 to the 1950s. Early on it was known as United Newspictures. In the 1950s it was bought out by United Press.

The jitterbug (initially called the "hop") first became popular in the 1920's, although its popularity was limited primarily to Harlem. The name Lindy was appended to the "Hop" in 1927 at the Savoy Ballroom, supposedly in commemoration of Lindbergh's famous flight across the Atlantic. In the 1930's when white dancers discovered the Lindy, the name Jitterbug often was used to describe the dance. The music that this dance accompanied was jazz, which by the 1930's was also called Swing, and which traced its origins to Ragtime, Dixieland and Blues.

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Jitterbugging, Harlem, NY
Jitterbugging, Harlem, NY
Acme Newspictures Jitterbugging, Harlem, NY

Price $200

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Jitterbugging, Harlem, NY
Main Image

Ref.# 11662

Medium Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

Mount not mounted

Photo Date 1940c  Print Date 1940c

Dimensions 9.25 x 6.75 in. (235 x 171 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country United States (USA)


Charles Schwartz

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Phone 1-212-534-4496

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