They're absolutely real, but all my dance books are packed for moving. For the 1920s they are old fashioned, 1890s is more like it. But Henry Ford was into promoting old-fashioned dances.


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On 8/4/2016 10:10 AM, wrote:
Hello the list, after so long…

Doing a play (“Camping with Henry and Tom”) where the character Henry Ford 
refers to two dances:  The Ripple and The Newport. A quick Google doesn’t 
yiield anything. Did the playwright just make up these dance names, or were 
they real dances around 1920? I’d very much like to hear from any reenactor who 
has danced one or both, or even heard of one or both.

Any help appreciated!

—Ruth Anne Baumgartner

On Jun 9, 2016, at 11:14 PM, Christine Robb <> wrote:

(Retrying - originally sent May 30 but it failed to be delivered)

Best website with a couple of pictures:

Heard about this exhibit on the radio today.  There's a longer call-in
radio show here: "For the
love of Lucille" with people calling in to share stories about
clothing that was personal to them in some way, and with some
additional content about the exhibition, but the 5 minute clip on the
first link is probably more informative about the exhibit.

Runs May 7 - November 13, 2016

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