This 1950s image shows dancers of the Borovansky Ballet in the snow scene from The Nutcracker. The company, created by Czech immigrant Edouard Borovansky and his wife Xenia in the 1940s, was used as the basis for The Australian Ballet, which was founded in 1962.
The Borovansky Ballet, an Australian company that was a pioneer for major dance companies in the country today, as featured in the Australian Women’s Weekly on the 8th of February, 1956. The images are from their production of The Nutcracker.
On the 25th of July, 1956, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collided with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog, just south of Nantucket Island. The accident killed fifty-one. Though the bigger of the two, the Andrea Doria would go on to capsize and sink, while the heavily damaged Stockholm managed to sail to New York.