Five women dancing
Medium: Charcoal and gouache on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 14 3/8 × 21 1/16 in. (36.5 × 53.5 cm)
Illustration Citation: Date and place of publication not identified
Credit Line: F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund, 1986
About: A native of Binghamton, New York, William Ely Hill created comics and caricatures for the humor magazine Puck and various newspapers. These five subjects - four smiling and one apparently less than happy - may reflect the trend toward beauty contests for women that culminated in the first Miss American pageant of 1921.
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