Beautiful Vintage Photos of Black Burlesque Dancers

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Vintage Black Burlesque
                             Ada Overton (late 19th. early 20th century)
Vintage Black Burlesque
              Ada Overton (late 19th, early 20th century)
Vintage Black Burlesque
Belle Davis (late 19th, early 20th century)
Vintage Black Burlesque
                Dora Dean (late 19th, early 20th century)
Vintage Black Burlesque
Belle Davis (late 19th, early 20th century)
Vintage Black Burlesque
                         Blanch Thompson (early 20th century)
Vintage Black Burlesque
                                                Clotilde (1930s)
Burlesque dancer Ethelyn Butler c. 1955 *I luff this.I wish there were more black women who did/do burlesque...*:
                                           Ethelyn Butler ( c. 1955)
Vintage Black Burlesque
                                 Jo Ann Norris (1960s)
Vintage Black Burlesque
                                                         La Vane (1960s)
Vintage Black Burlesque
                                                                                         Sahji Pearl (1950s)
Vintage Black Burlesque
                                            Lottie the Body (1960s)
Vintage Black Burlesque
                                       Shelley Devonshire (1960s)
Vintage Black Burlesque
                                             Toni Elling (1960s)
Vintage Black Burlesque
                                                Tootsie Roll (1960s)

To Read About The History of Black Burlesque, click on the links below

Black Burlesque: Live Nude Girls!

Watch Modern Burlesque Divas

Interview With Brown Girls Burlesque

Check Out Brown Girls Burlesque Official Site

Here are some more Vintage Photos from Classic Black Beauties, Tumblr

Vintage Black Burlesque
                                                                              Vintage Black Burlesque
Fan Dancer Jean Idelle Jet Magazine Feb.5 1953
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