Photos of Tom's late friend and most famous dancer, Barton Mumaw. Click to enlarge images

These photos of Barton Mumaw were shot by John Linquist who gave them to Tom.

John Lindquist is a reknown photographer who specialized in early outdoor "environmental" dance photography. He had a long relationship with Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis of Jacob's Pillow. He shot magnificant portraits of Ted and Ruth dancing in the Yosemite landscape about 1920 (found in William A. Ewing's comprehensive book "Dance and Photography," 1987). and Ruth dancing in the surf on rocky California beaches. He shot many of the celebrated troupes that made their way through Jacob's pillow during his forty-two year association with the festival site.

The Harvard Theater Collection includes a large selection of Lindquist work.


Christina Alexander
Ted Shawn
Barton Mawmu