This photograph is one of many unidentified items in the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society's archives.
It is a professional photograph from the Columbus Baker Art Studio and is identified on the reverse as the "Leap Year Picnic and Dance June 7, 1888."
A dance platform was constructed and about 30 well-dressed people were in attendance.
Though the location and the identities of the participants are not known, other information in our archives indicates that employees of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail Road held a picnic in 1892 in Marble Cliff, a favored picnic area.
Newspaper accounts of the event indicate a wooden dance platform was constructed in a wooded glen and a band called the Elliots provided the music.
Scrutiny of the photo shows a wooden platform and bass and guitar players at the rear of the platform.