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A postcard from around 1900 featuring a costume from the Folies Bergere in Paris. I can't figure out what the box sticking out from her bust is? Part of her act? I'm sure that this was a scandalous costume at the time!
at Folies Bergere, Paris, France


Filipe Medeiros It looks like the box might be a music box. Hard to make out at this detail, but there might be a crank on the left side? Maybe a jack-in-the-box, too.
Oct 06, 2011 · Reply
Filipe Medeiros And I think it's also Folies-Bergere, with just one "L".
Oct 06, 2011 · Reply
Kathy Pinna You're right, I was wrong - I corrected the spelling. What do you think she was doing with a jack in a box around her bust? And what jumped out???
Oct 06, 2011 · Reply
Alice Thomas I would guess that she put her money in the box and it does look like a wind up music box.
Oct 07, 2011 · Reply
Kathy Pinna Alice - I bet you're right! For tips!! ;)
Oct 07, 2011 · Reply
Michelle Cassidy Love this photo!!
Oct 16, 2011 · Reply
Daniel Pinna Me too. I think the box in front of her chest must have been a music box like Filipe suggested, or a box for tips.
Feb 06, 2014 · Reply
Suzanne Revero love it except for the strange placement of the box..
Feb 14 · Reply
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