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Vintage allure--Victorian cards of fabulous (and, at the time, quite racy) corseted costumery.

Victorian cupid postcard ~ Exotic Dancers, 1890s | Retronaut

"Risque" photos from the late-1800s. Apparently proof that Bronies have been around for a while.

All images from the Charles McClaghy Collection: Ohio State University Library from www.retronaut.co

Exotic Dancers, 1890s | Retronaut

Exotic Dancers, 1890s. Imagine this woman on the cover of Vogue.

Vintage Burlesque from the 1890's. You can definitely see the theatrical and erotic parody elements of burlesque here. I totally love the little hat.

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.

Images of female exotic dancers from the 1890s by "The Charles McClaghy Collection."