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Delightful Vintage Burlesque and Vaudeville Photos

Effie Moore & Troupe. Every face is very distinctive. Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Addison Scurlock. Image credit: Vintage Vaudeville & Burlesque Images

"Members of the Unique Social & Community Club pose in formal evening attire, Oct. 8, 1968. Each year the club sponsored a ball at which college-age African American women were introduced to society."

vintagegal: Beauty pageant held in the city of Greenwood, Mississippi c. 1960. Photo by Henry Clay Anderson (via) ~*click here for more soft ghetto*~

15 Unsung Vintage Black Pinup Models

Jean Idelle was one of the first black burlesque dancers. Most known for her fan dance performances in which she adorned herself in white ostrich feathers, Idelle raked in a whopping $12,000 a year ($104,000 present day).

Delightful Vintage Burlesque and Vaudeville Photos