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Chinese woman, almost certainly a prostitute, and probably from an early-20th-century catalog of the “races of man”.  This was a popular style—I have several examples—and provided Western scholars a good reason to take pictures of exotic naked women. 

Chinese woman, almost certainly a prostitute, and probably from an early-20th-century catalog of the “races of man”.  This was a popular style—I have several examples—and provided Western scholars a good reason to take pictures of exotic naked women. 

27 September 2010 reblog: schundundschmutz china 1900s nude female prostitute orientalism photo