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Exotic dancers of late XIX-th century

Exotic dancer

Exotic dancer ‘The Devil’s auction’, Broadway, New York

While in France these beautiful women kept the can-can burlesque, in America developed all the subspecies of exotic dance performed by women: belly dance, dance on the table (the prototype strip) and other original productions. Each dancer had a pseudonym, and quite often a unique costume. Most of these vintage photographs were made in the last decade of the XIX-th century. The vintage photo cards feature so called ‘Houseworth’s Celebrities’, named by Thomas Houseworth (1828-1916) – San Francisco based photographer.

Exotic dancer

Exotic dancer

Exotic dancer

Exotic dancer

Exotic dancer

Exotic dancer

Exotic dancer

Exotic dancer

Exotic dancer

Exotic dancer

Exotic dancer Carrie McHenry as Jako

Exotic dancer Carrie McHenry as Jako

Exotic dancer Dolly Adams Houseworth's Celebrities

Exotic dancer Dolly Adams Houseworth’s Celebrities

Exotic dancer Falk

Exotic dancer Falk

Exotic dancer Falk

Exotic dancer Falk

Exotic dancer Guzzie Crayton

Exotic dancer Guzzie Crayton

Exotic dancer Jennie Lee as Sarony

Exotic dancer Jennie Lee as Sarony

Exotic dancer Miss Eliza Weathersby, as Gabriel in Rice and Goodwin's opera 'Evangeline'

Exotic dancer Miss Eliza Weathersby, as Gabriel in Rice and Goodwin’s opera ‘Evangeline’

Exotic dancers of late XIX-th century - Moreno Lopez

Exotic dancers of late XIX-th century – Moreno Lopez

Exotic dancers of late XIX-th century - Nellie Page

Exotic dancers of late XIX-th century – Nellie Page

Exotic dancers of late XIX-th century

Exotic dancer Nora from Broadway, New York

Exotic dancers of late XIX-th century

Exotic dancers of late XIX-th century – Scholl

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