5 in HIGH x 7 in WIDE
(12.70 cm HIGH x 17.78 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Envelope reads "Mills girls. 12-24-16." Negative shows a group of girls dressed alike in a contraption with a tiered skirt walking around in a circle. They are either performing a dance, excercising or performing in a theatrical production. They are standing in a garden with a building in the background. They are possibly practicing in a class on eurythemics. Eurythemics was a technique developed by Jaques Dalcroze (1903) which encouraged harmonious bodily movements. His system was aimed at controlling the body using a system of gymnastics combined with music. It was meant to train the student to develop an unconscious response to a musical composition and eventually to be able to interpert an entire composition through various gestures. His system influenced the field of musical instruction and ballet.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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