Dance marathons were once a popular fad during the 1920s and 1930s. Organized to challenge the participants endurance, and to give away prices or money, these events were often the place to be for young individuals looking to showcase their best dance moves and tenacious appetite for fame. We recently stumbled upon a few images taken at various dance marathons during the early 20th century. Long before the days of club drugs and Red Bull, hit the thumbs for a closer look at fatigued marathon dancers, and all their hilarity. 

[via Retronaut]