Exotic dancers of late XIX-th century
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.