The Gandy Dancers

Date: 1993

Source: S1664 , Container 3

Type: Still Image

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  • Two prints: one black and white, the other color. The dancers were: C. Wright, John Mealing, Charlie Vinson, Allen Jones, and Elder Brown. One image also features folklorist Beth Higgs. Gandy dancers were railroad workers who used call-and-response work songs to keep workers moving fast in laying track. Often called lining songs.

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