Collection Artwork
Frederick Melton (Atlanta, Georgia, 1918 – 1992, Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
[Patricia Wilde, Diana Adams, Maria Tallchief, Tanaquil Le Clercq, and Melissa Hayden in "Caracole," choreography by George Balanchine, costumes by Christian Bérard]
gelatin silver print
Melissa Hayden (Toronto, Ontario, 1923 – 2006, Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
Diana Adams (Stauton, Virginia, 1926 – 1993, San Andreas, California)
Maria Tallchief (Fairfax, Oklahoma, 1925 – 2013, Chicago, Illinois)
Tanaquil Le Clercq (Paris, France, 1929 – 2000, New York, New York)
Patricia Wilde (Ottawa, Canada, 1928 – 2021, Stephens City, Virginia)
paper size: 10 x 8 in.
image size: 7 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.
Gift of Robert Tracy, Class of 1977
probably photographed in New York, New York, United States, North America
Handwritten in black ink, paper verso, beginning upper center: Patricia Wilde / Diana Adams / Maria Tallchief / Tanaquil Le Clercq / Melissa Hayden [each last name underlined in green pencil] / Fred Melton / Courtesy Dance Collection
Handwritten in orange pencil, paper verso, lower right: 42 to 27 / [horizontal line] / [DP] / [horizontal line]
Handwritten in black ink, paper verso, lower right: 64 ½
Handwritten blue pencil, paper verso, lower center: A [encircled]
Handwritten blue pencil, paper verso, lower center: p.96 [“96” underlined]

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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