These photos were taken at the Library of Congress, at the time of the premiere of the ballet. The cast included Martha Graham as the Bride; Erick Hawkins as the Husbandman; May O’Donnell as the Pioneering Woman; Merce Cunningham as the Revivalist; and Nina Fonoroff, Pearl Lang, Marjorie Mazia, and Yuriko [Kikuchi] as the Followers.
Empty set at the top of the ballet
After first entrances
Transition after first Bride’s solo
Theme and Variations
The Lord’s Day
Husbandman on rock
Graham and Copland at premiere