"Tra-Boy Dancers in the Gardens of Maymont"


The Valentine

The Valentine
Richmond, United States

Idear Steele Traylor (1884–1968) and Miss Margaret Anne Boyer (1870–1945) formed the Tray-Boy (sometimes called “Tra-boy”) School of Dance in Richmond in about 1919. The Tray-Boy dancers pictured here in bare feet and short gauzy gowns seem to be performing in the ‘free dance’ style promoted by the Modern Dance pioneer, Isadora Duncan (1877–1927), inspired by her study of the ancient Greeks.


  • Title: "Tra-Boy Dancers in the Gardens of Maymont"
  • Date: 1930-06
  • Type: Graphic Reproduction
  • Contributor: The Valentine Collection
  • Publisher: Dementi Studio

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