War, Revolution…and Dances

In the Dominican Republic, the first decade of the 20th century was characterized by constant political turmoil. In between wars and revolutions, Dominicans found plenty of ways to amuse themselves. Excursions to the countryside were common, as were Sunday concerts in the park. Literary and philanthropic societies, some of which were hosted by the country’s …

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Thé Dansant

One of the things I love about the Edwardian era is the relative freedom allowed between the mingling of men and women. No longer was the chaperon required to dog the steps of aristocratic young women, and no longer were gentlemen forbidden to form friendships with women. Once meeting in a suitable “At Home,” a …

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