Title: Isadora Duncan dancing JPEG (20kb) || JPEG (60kb) || TIFF (12.8mb) Creator(s): Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942, photographer Date Created/Published: between 1916 and 1942; from a negative taken between 1916 and 1918. Medium: 1 slide : lantern ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. Part of: Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942. Arnold Genthe Collection (Library of Congress). Negatives and transparencies. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-126327 (b&w film copy neg.)
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Call Number: LC-G4085- 0053 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Notes: Title devised. Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943. ID: LC-G401-9093 (vd# 6859) Format: Lantern slides. Collections: Genthe Collection
Women's History Month: Isadora Duncan dancing. Creator(s): Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942, photographer. From a negative taken between 1916 and 1918.
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Isadora Duncan's fondness for flowing scarves (as seen in this image) was the cause of her death in an automobile accident in Nice, France, on the night of September 14, 1927, at the age of 50.
Duncan was a passenger in the automobile of Benoît Falchetto. When Falchetto drove off Duncan's large hand-painted silk scarf from the Russian-born artist Roman Chatov draped around her neck and became entangled with one of the vehicle's open-spoked wheels and rear axle braking her neck.