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Exotic Dancers, 1890s

These portraits of exotic dancers of the 19th century probably appeared scandalous at one time, but they are SFW. What is fascinating is that, outside of wearing corsets, these professional exotic dancers display the size and shape of average women who would never be offered a professional position in entertainment today. See the entire collection at Retronaut. Link -via Metafilter

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March 13th, 2012

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Stranger to the World

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