Photos, Cabinet Cards and Tobacco Cards (Charles H. McCaghy Collection)
This collection consists of photos, cabinet cards and tobacco cards from the Charles H. McCaghy Collection of Exotic Dance from Burlesque to Clubs. The McCaghy Collection spans the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, and explores early burlesque/vaudeville to modern strip clubs and the neo-burlesque movement.
The images open a window to the theatrical entertainment of burlesque of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as well as to exploration of feminine beauty, socially acceptable behavior, cross-dressing and gender issues, and exoticism.
This collection can also be viewed on flickr.
Logo image is "The Devil's Auction" by J. Gurney & Son, 1867.