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Walkathon dance contest participants
Description: Participants in a Ray C. Alvis "Walkathon" dance contest held in Columbus, Ohio, are tended to by a nurse while taking a break from the competition, ca. 1920 - 1930. Marathon dance contests were popular during the 1920s and 1930s when people were eager to participate for cash prizes or publicity. Generally, participants tried to keep dancing (or at least walking) for as long as they could without stopping. Some contests allowed periodic rest breaks or one partner in a couple to take a break. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04952
Subjects: Dance marathons; Cultural Ohio--Popular Culture; Teenagers
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)