by Zolton in New Photography on Tuesday 20 March 2012

The Charles McClaghy Collection has released this intriguing selection of images of female exotic dancers from the 1890s, which shows just how different our perception of ‘exotic’ has become over the intervening 120 or so years. [via How To Be A Retronaut]
1890s exotic dancers (2)
1890s exotic dancers (3)
1890s exotic dancers (4)
1890s exotic dancers (5)
1890s exotic dancers (6)
1890s exotic dancers (7)
1890s exotic dancers (8)
1890s exotic dancers (9)
1890s exotic dancers (10)