This photo, taken in 1867, is entitled “The Devil’s Auction” and features Eliza Blasina, my personal hero for the day. As you can see, she’s wearing a PRETTY SEXY GETUP. What’s not to love about the “horse-head headdress, short costume with attached horsetail, double rows of round beads or bells around ankles, wrists and neck, four rows (Ed. note: four rows!) around upper arm“…? For me, it’s Eliza’s sensuously curled, delicately hoof-like wrists and fingertips that set my heart, errr, a-racing.
Eliza was an exotic dancer of her day. This portrait stands to remind us of what once was alluringly, (perhaps) comically, and certainly naughtily – erotic.
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