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1890: Victorian burlesque dancers and their elaborate costumes

1890: Victorian burlesque dancers and their elaborate costumes

Dolly Adams, From the Charles H. McCaghy Collection of Exotic Dance from Burlesque to Clubs. Courtesy of Ohio State University, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute

Smiling Victorians II, 1800s Retronaut | Retronaut - See the past like you wouldn't believe.

This beautiful young woman has to have one of the most joyful, spontaneous, genuine smiles I've ever seen in a vintage image. Probably taken in an early style photo booth

Lydia Thompson. Born as Eliza Hodges Thompson in 1838, Lydia Thompson was an English dancer, comedian, actress and theatrical producer and is often most credited as being the first woman to perform an onstage tease.  After dancing and performing in pantomimes in Britain and then in Europe as a teenager in the 1850s, she became a leading dancer and actress in burlesques on the London stage. She introduced Victorian burlesque to America with her troupe the “British Blondes”, in 1868.

Lydia Thompson Born as Eliza Hodges Thompson in Lydia Thompson was an English dancer, comedian, actress and theatrical producer and is often most credited as being the first woman to perform an.

Jennie Dickerson in a pseudo-military outfit. Image: Charles H. McCaghy Collection | www.eklectica.in #eklectica

1890: Victorian burlesque dancers and their elaborate costumes

Victorian Burlesque Dancers: 30 Incredible Vintage Portraits of ‘Exotic’ Dancers from the

Photos from 1800's to 1930's.

"Marcelle Lender – 27 September was a French singer, dancer and entertainer made famous in paintings by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec." (Cult of Aphrodite Vintage).

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The Follies circa 1920 Photograph by Édouard Boubat; a sparkling show girl octopus outfit.

HandEmbroidered Steampunk Bustle Suit by RavenMadClothiers on Etsy, $350.00

Hand-Embroidered Steampunk Bustle Suit