HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN
HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN

HUGE BELLY DANCER SCRAPBOOK 1980s KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN

Item #386

12.5 x 14.5” light green photo album, with an album cover that features the word “Scrapbook” in gold with a gold border frame and dandelion-like shapes. The album is bound with string, is about 4” thick, and packed with over 300 mostly color snapshots and Polaroids that largely feature belly dancers performing at restaurants, festivals, nursing homes, and other venues from 1981-1993, in Michigan. The first few pages of the scrapbook include professional photos of a belly dancer known as Mikōla; there are loose business cards for Mikōla as well as for Belly Grams from the Baraka Dance Troupe. Mikola, who I believe put this scrapbook together, was better known as Joan Mary Burnham of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Some other photos feature Cabbage Patch dolls as belly dancers, the interior and exterior of a house, individuals and cars, and fire damage in a shop. Photographs measure between 1.5 x 1.5” and 8 x 10” and are glued to the pages. There are a few loose photographs within the pages of the scrapbook, and at the front of the album is a stack of about 80 loose color snapshots of belly dancers. Aside from photographs, the scrapbook is full of newspaper clippings about belly dancing and the Souk Sampler boutique for vintage clothes. Other newspaper clippings have to do with a car accident, a motorcycle accident, and a fire that destroyed part of the Souk Sampler. There are also flyers for events that the Baraka Dance Troupe took part in and vintage clothing events. Other ephemera include travel guides and postcards from trips to Egypt, Turkey, and Morocco, with some whole newspapers pasted into the album. She seems to have been involved with business groups for women, and there are also letters and thank you notes written to the belly dancers to thank them for their participation in various events. One interesting letter is a response from HBO concerning dissatisfaction with a program entitled “Strippers” and a comparison to Middle Eastern dance. The album is chock full of photos and a delight to anyone interested in Belly Dancing!

Price: $750.00

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