Vintage dancer in Egyptian costume, 1915

Vintage dancer in Egyptian costume, 1915

A dancer in a fabulous Egyptian costume photographed in 1915. I love this costume, it reminds me of that scene from Cleopatra (the 1963 movie) when Elizabeth Taylor is brought into Rome at the end of that amazing procession. Some of the dancers in that are wearing Egyptian style wings similar these (although with much skimpier costumes underneath). Maybe this costume was some of the inspiration for that amazing movie scene – who knows!

I seem to remember hearing that parts of this scene were shot at different times of year and you can tell by the position of the shadows, but I get too caught up in the spectacularness of it all and always forget to watch out for it!

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