Thursday, June 10, 2010

Posters From The Gay Nineties

The Victorian era was not as staid as many think. Burlesque was alive and well in theaters across the western world and the posters advertising the revues were no less colorful than the acts themselves.

These lithographs were all printed by the Courier Litho Co. and Miner Litho Company of New York, circa 1897-1899.

High kicking spirited dancers in risque outfits packed theaters, halls and saloons from coast to coast.


steven said...

a cool collection - i really would love to read the stories of these people. i imagine there are some really rich tales!!! steven

Tracy said...

Just gorgeous--what fun... I'd love to step back in time to that era! Happy Day, Golden West :o) ((HUGS))