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Cinema Slides and 1930s Prologues in Halifax
Artifact of the Month, April 2014

A cinema slide from the 1930s demonstrates early modes of advertising performances. The plate features Halifax dancer Marial Mosher and promotes an upcoming performance at the Capitol Theatre where Mosher performed regularly as a member of the Hylda Davies Dancers.

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Cinema slide used to advertise Marial Mosher’s performance at the Capitol Theatre, Halifax, c. 1933
Cinema slide used to advertise Marial Mosher’s performance at the Capitol Theatre, Halifax, c. 1933
  • Cinema slide used to advertise Marial Mosher’s performance at the Capitol Theatre, Halifax, c. 1933
  • Marial Mosher posing in arabesque, Halifax, c. 1936
  • Marial Mosher in a traditional ballet pose, Halifax, c. 1936. Note how her tutu has been pushed up to rest against the wall for effect.
  • Marial Mosher in a modern pose, Halifax, c. 1936
  • Marial Mosher, Halifax, c. 1936
  • Marial Mosher during her service with the Canadian Women’s Army Corps. Photo: Canadian Army Photo
  • Marial Mosher (centre). Photo: C. Semple
  • Marial Mosher during her service with the Canadian Women’s Army Corps. Photo: National Defence Photo
  • Marial Mosher’s notebook from her early classes with Hylda Davies (pictured on left page), c. 1928
  • Marial Mosher’s notebook describing the steps for a “Nature Dance”, c. 1930
  • Marial Mosher’s notebook describing the steps for a “Sailor’s Horn Pipe”, c. 1930
  • Marial Mosher’s notebook describing the steps for “The Butterfly Dance”, c. 1930

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