Perry Ballet Photographs
About the Collection
The J. Warren Perry Collection of Ballet Photographs, ca. 1910-1960 is a complement to the J. Warren Perry Collection of Photographs, ca. 1910-1971. It consists of 300 black and white photographs of many of the most significant ballet dancers and choreographers of the mid-twentieth century, especially the 1950s. Included in the collection are photographs of Alicia Alonso, Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Jacque D'Amboise, Agnes DeMille, Anton Dolin, André Eglevsky, Margot Fonteyn, José Greco, Melissa Hayden, Nora Kaye, John Kriza, Francisco Moncion, Yvonne Mounsey, Nadia Nerina, Ruth Page, Jerome Robbins, Maria Tallchief, Galina Ulanova, and Igor Youskevitch. Many of the photographs bear inscriptions from the dancers to Dr. Perry.
The collection also contains the photographic work of the most important dance photographers of the first half of the twentieth century, including Herman Mishkin, Witzel, Maurice Seymour, Fred Fehl, Roger Wood, Houston Rogers, Martha Swope, Michael Dunne, George Platt Lynes, and Walter E. Owen.
Complete details about the collection and a brief biography of Dr. Perry can be found in the finding aid for the collection.