Jitterbugging in Juke Joint, Memphis Tennessee Digital History ID 2664

Jitterbugging in Juke Joint, Memphis Tennessee

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USF34-052589
Annotation: Dancing the jitterbug, or “cutting a rug,” was a popular pastime during the Great Depression. Also, the dance marathon was all the rage as dancers, many out of work, competed for monetary prizes.
Year: 1939

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