nautch girl

'Cashmere Nautch Girl (Dancing Attitude)' (1850s-1870s) Francis Frith, albumen print, Victoria and Albert Museum, London



spanish dancing

'Spanish Dance. (El Jaleo de Cadix.)' (mid 19th C, New York) hand-coloured lithograph, N. Currier (publisher) Victoria and Albert Museum



jaw bone

'Jaw-Bone, or House John-Canoe', from Sketches of Character (1837-8, Kingston) Isaac Mendes Belisario, hand coloured engraving, Yale Center for British Art



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