scan of a newsphoto of Littlefield and some of her Philadelphia Ballet Company dancers returning to the States from a tour of Europe.
in addition to making a name for herself and her company, Catherine and her sister Dorothie were American ballet pioneers about which too little, it seems, has been written. (a colleague has however noted that a biography of Catherine is being worked on and that the writer is in NYC this summer.) the Littlefield's school and company were known to Balanchine when he arrived here in '33 and were one source of dancers for his own school and early companies. Dorothie is named in the chronology of Choreography by Balanchine as being on the faculty of the newly opened School of American Ballet in '34, along with Balanchine himself and Pierre Vladimirov.
this newsphoto includes both male and female dancers from the troupe. other, early Philadelphia Ballet Co. photos often show only some its women.
unfortunately, no dancer names are given here.
here's a catalog listing from NYPL: