|1882 - El Tango|
1882 - El Tango
First known image depicting tango. Of course, this is not very politically correct, but it is what it is.
|1899 - Illustration|
|1903 - El Tango Criollo|
1903 - El Tango Criollo
In 1903, the Buenos Aires publication Caras y Caretas published the first known photos of someone dancing tango. The photos featured Arturo de Navas leading another man. Navas was a well-known dancer and friend of Carlos Gardel.
One thing that I think is particularly interesting about this image is that the label says, "Tango Criollo." This was a common title during this period and appears on lots of tango sheet music.
|1903 - Arturo de Navas Dancing with Woman|
1903 - Arturo de Navas Dancing with Woman
A few months after the first pictures of Arturo de Navas appeared in Caras y Caretas he appeared again, but this time dancing with a woman.
|1904 - Men Dancing Together in El Rio|
1904 - Men Dancing Together in El Rio
|1905 - Dancers in the Rose Pavilion|
1905 - Dancers in the Rose Pavilion
The Rose Pavilion, in Buenos Aires, was a very popular place where people would gather and dance.
This location was the inspiration for d'Arienzo's vals, "Pabellón De Las Rosas."
|1907 - Buenos Aires Milonga|
1907 - Buenos Aires Milonga
|1907 - Tango at the Teatro Nacional|
1907 - Tango at the Teatro Nacional
|1908 - Patio Milonga in Buenos Aires|
1908 - Patio Milonga in Buenos Aires
|1910s - High Class, Low Class, No Class|
1910s - High Class, Low Class, No Class
This is one of my favorite pictures.
|1910 - Tango in Magic City, Paris|
1910 - Tango in Magic City, Paris
Magic City was an amusement center a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It was open from 1907 to 1934 and hosted many Tango events.
|1910-1913 - Postcard from Paris|
1910-1913 - Postcard from Paris
|1900s - Men Posing|
|1900s - Men Practicing on Street|
1900s - Men Practicing on Street
|1911 - Parisian Tango|
|1912 - Outdoor Paris Dance|
1912 - Outdoor Paris Dance
Lots of interesting embraces and women dancing together.
|1913 - El Tango en Paris|
|1913 - Professor Carlos Herrera|
1913 - Professor Carlos Herrera
|1913 - Tango Paris Performer|
1913 - Tango Paris Performer
|1913 - Parisian Tango Tea|
1913 - Parisian Tango Tea
|1913 - The Tango and How to Dance It|
1913 - The Tango and How to Dance It
Pics from dance manual.
|1914 - Dance Manual|
|1924 - Paris Couple Dancing|
1924 - Paris Couple Dancing
|1926 - Men Practicing in Buenos Aires|
1926 - Men Practicing in Buenos Aires
|1928 - Sailors Practicing|
1928 - Sailors Practicing
|1936 - Buenos Aires 400th Anniversary|
1936 - Buenos Aires 400th Anniversary
|1940 - Club Atlanta Milonga|
1940 - Club Atlanta Milonga