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Formal dance, Pomona College
Pierce, Wright M. (photographer)
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Claremont Colleges Photo Archive
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Men and women dressed in tuxedos and evening gowns dance at an event. A jazz combo made up of black musicians provide the music. Writing in the lower right corner reads, "Dance - Big Gym. MCH. 27. 1923," followed by the photographer's autograph, "Wright M. Pierce." Writing on the reverse of the photograph reads: "Freshman-Senior Reception given by class of 1923 - Big gym. First time Negro orchestra was used - Golden State Jazz Orchestra, gym decorated with crepe paper cheryr blossoms - Japanese lanterns - lattice work in corners."
College students
Balls (Parties)
Ballroom dancing
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
Student activities
Bands (Music)
Evening gowns
Clothing and dress
Renwick Gymnasium - Pomona College - Interior
Black and white photograph, 6.77 x 4.70 inches; from the Pomona College Photo Archive, Honnold/Mudd Library, Special Collections
PC - Student Activities - Dances and Queens
Claremont Colleges Photo Archive -

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