From Retronaut — this beautiful collection of glamour photos from the 1890s. This was back when a full waistline and brimming bosom signalled health and fertility — though I love the array of body types and sizes. At a time when women’s bodies were mysterious and exotic, generally hidden under layers of constricting garments, the sight of a sumptuous, juicy leg must have set the hearts of men in the gay 90’s all aflutter.

I also love how the faces of so many of these ‘exotic dancers’ bear the same bored looks as the dancers in today’s clubs.