African-American Stilt Ballet

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
African-American Stilt Ballet

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01031
Title: African-American Stilt Ballet
Creation Date: 10/11/1991
Historic Street Address: 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This photograph, taken by Philadelphia Daily News photographer Juana Anderson, features dancers performing the "African-American Stilt Ballet."  It was part of the Super Sunday cultural celebration on October 11, 1991.  

Billed as "a giant block party," and held on the second Sunday of October, the Super Sunday events occupied the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from the Art Museum to Logan Circle--it was a large-scale celebration of ethnic and cultural Philadelphia.  In this particular photo, the dancers are passing by the Academy of Natural Sciences. 

Facsimile of image used in the exhibition, Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Parkway Central Library West Gallery, September 2017-November 2018.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.171205
Geocode Latitude:39.957090

Creator Name: Philadelphia Daily News - Photographer
Juana Anderson - Photographer