EXOTIC DANCERS OF THE 1890`S

Burlesque is an art form that still thrives today in progressive artistic spaces.

These images of burlesque performers taken in the 1890s are a lovely look at the creativity and fashions of a budding artistic movement that celebrated femininity and sexuality.

These postcards from the Charles McCaghy Collection at the Ohio State University Libraries feature burlesque dancers from the end of the 19th century. It’s fascinating to see how much styles and preferences have changed in the last hundred-odd years

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