RicksPics

RicksPics

Posted on 05/25/2016


Photo taken on May 30, 2013


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We're going to dance all night at the VPTP birthday ball!

We're going to dance all night at the VPTP birthday ball!
I know one of these crazy kids brought Twister for us to play.

ReiRoWi, Alan Mays, Smiley Derleth have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
lisabee73
lisabee73
Those look to be two rather dashing young men . . . . :)
Obviously it was the party to be at! :)
23 months ago.
RicksPics has replied to lisabee73
Yes, quite the affair. I'm curious about the thing in the foreground with what looks like a tassel hanging from it and wonder if it might be a dance card. I've never actually seen one. This was taken at the University of Wisconsin in the depths of the Great Depression and I can't imagine where my dad got the money to attend something like this.
23 months ago.
Deborah Lundbech
Deborah Lundbech
Sweet.So delighted with the evening fun.
23 months ago.
RicksPics has replied to Deborah Lundbech
Yep. I keep hearing this music:
Heaven, I'm in heaven
And the cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek
23 months ago. Edited 23 months ago.
Alan Mays
Alan Mays
What a fun photo, and you always come up with the best lyrics to go with your photos!

And I wonder, too, if that's a dance card! I have several dance cards but have only scanned a couple of them. See a nineteenth-century example (it's missing the ribbon/tassel/pencil that would have been attached, however) and a unique Halloween roller skating dance card (dated 1939, it's also missing whatever was originally attached to it).
23 months ago.
RicksPics has replied to Alan Mays
Thanks, Alan, and thanks for the links to the dance/skate cards. Most interesting to see the program of dances in German, indicative of the strong influence of German immigrants during that period. I was intrigued by a recent internet article I saw recently from a reputable source that showed a map indicating the most spoken language after English and Spanish in each of the states. German is still the most spoken second language after English and Spanish in a number of Midwestern states from Ohio to Idaho.
23 months ago. Edited 23 months ago.