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Theater and Dance

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Theater and Dance

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1 Hamburg [A folded album of eighteen nineteenth century photographs of beautiful women, probably actresses, in exotic dress]
Hamburg Cloth Folder Good 
A collection of beauties mostly in exotic dress, with beads, chains, headresses, veils and other jewelry that one might have expected to find in an Ottoman harem a fairly common element. N.d., circa 1880. While the ladies may not today all be shoo-ins as super-models, one can see that they generally conformed to mid to late Victorian conceptions of feminine beauty, and given their youth and theatrical dress, one can comfortably conjecture that they were actresses and/or starlets of the Hamburg stage of the day. The photographs are each about 16 by 10 cm, or 6.5 by 4 inches. They are pasted onto a canvas backing, and the whole thing folds up like a map to fit into the red cloth folder/binding. This is decorated in the neo-Renaissance style then in vogue in the Teutonic world and beyond. The canvas and the binding are heavily soiled, and the cloth on the spine is somewhat thin. Closed, the binding holds together loosely, not unlike many a map. Regardless, an interesting, enigmatic curiosity. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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