historical photography - The play "The Fire Drum" has extravagant subtitle "African drama full of fire, color, rumble, fragrance." Its author is no less extravagant Italian writer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, who, among other things, declared in the 1909 the Manifesto of Futurism. For its time it was a ultra modern production in the National Theatre, the set-up of the play was designed by Italian artist Enrico Prampolini. The dancer Ervína Kupferová was at first model, than the first wife of the photographer Frantisek Drtikol. Although the picture is not identified, its author is most likely František Drtikol.