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Reinhart - Specter of the Roses.JPG
This painting takes its name from Le Spectre de la rose, a short ballet created in 1911 by Jean-Louis Vaudoyer. In it, a young girl dreams of dancing with the spirit of a rose worn to her first ball. It was famous for the performance of legendary…

Folks from all walks of life and in all parts of the country enjoyed parties, dancing, and balls in 19th-century America. The caption on this wood engraving, which appeared in Harper's Weekly in 1869, reads "Grand Ball Given in Honor of President…
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