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Anyways, I happened across these pictures of British burlesque performers from the 1890s. The 19th c. form of burlesque (which, as you can see, still involved cute girls and not a lot of clothes) was a form of satire in which current politics, celebrities, trends, etc. were mocked with sketches and popular songs with re-written lyrics. In fact, many of the tunes used were originally from the light operas of G&S. As you can see, my penchant for silly posing isn't new.