6.12.2009

Parasol Ponderings



It would be an understatement to say
"They just don't make 'em like that any more."

I stumbled upon this image and have fallen under its spell.
Who is she? Where was she when this photo was taken?
Where did her path take her ?

I only know that the photo is circa 1920.

Know that I've donned my Sherlock Holmes hat and
have a large magnifying glass securely in hand.

This is my weekend project.
(If you can answer any of the above questions -- -
don't hesitate to jump in!)

8 comments:

vicki archer said...

I love those parasols...
This is a wonderful pic Judith...good luck with the research, tell us what you find out. Happy searching, xv.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I think it's the Asian counterpart to Sally Rand and her Dance of the Fans.

Leau said...

I love parasols!! I have an lovely lavendar one that I carry with me on my adventures around town to protect my "delicate" milky white skin...smooches

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Wow, this is great! The twenties is one of my favorite time periods. I have some great old publicity photos that I found at an antique mall. One that I particularly liked was of Carola Goya - an American 'Spanish' dancer - and I think it was in the 20's. Much to my surprise, I sat next to her at the rehearsal studio of Ballet Nacional de Espana, in Madrid. She was ancient. We both wore velvet hats and she kept staring at mine, and then she fell asleep. She was lovely. Hope you find your gal.
Thanks for your comment, J. It meant so much to me.
Catherine x

Ingrid Mida said...

Stunning photo! I wish I had the answer for you - like the time you helped me figure out those Santos Cage Dolls.

I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend!

Sanity Fair said...

It wasn't known as the mysterious East for nothing - hope you figure it out and can share with us soon! I'm as curious as you are!

Di Overton said...

Have no idea where, who or when but it is a stunning picture.

Frank A. Lombardo said...

If you have not yet learned, it's Ruth St. Denis....A Burmese Solo Dance, 1923...photo by Nickolas Muray.