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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Parisian Folies

In my last post I mentioned Paris and quite by chance, I came across this lovely semi-coloured vintage postcard from Paris. It shows a dancer with a Folies Bergères costume, dating back to circa 1900.
The picture was taken by Walery, a French photographer who lived betwee 1863-1935. This box costume has the dancer wearing a box attached to her outfit - perhaps it was placed strategically to encourage Folies Bergères patrons to throw in their tips or to drop their payments for the popcorn!!?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great blog, enjoyed the wonderful images and learned something new about Mucha. Keep it coming!