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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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"...these professional exotic dancers display the size and shape of average women who would never be offered a professional position in entertainment today."

And today's entertainers wouldn't find work back then. What's your point? Fashion changes. Happens to men, also.
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"And today’s entertainers wouldn’t find work back then. What’s your point? Fashion changes"

wow, angry people on the internet.
http://cdn3.retronaut.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/297-520x783.jpg
she doesn't look like any average person i know... corsets must have been awful.
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