Friday, October 14, 2011

I crawled!

As I crawled in the Virtual Dumpster I call The Internet, 
The theme of my diet blog is before and after and I manipulate mostly vintage posters into before and after pictures to begin each blog post. I managed to meet a fair amount of bloggers with the same goal.
When I Google image search "vintage posters" I get about 2,530,000 results (0.35 seconds)

I noticed a fair share of recent ones I have done "vintage chocolate posters" are French! I wondered why and of course, Googled it.

It was during a period called "The Belle Époque" 1880–1914 in France which included the famous Henri de Toulouse Latrec. Toulouse Latrec painted and  did many Moulin Rouge Posters. He featured a can can dancer by the name of Jane Avril.

That first photo looks like she is holding a fake leg, but I guess she CAN can those yams! LOL
Toulouse Latrec"s,  history is interesting.[here]

Toulouse Latrec is not my favorite.
Not all of these are French, but are of the era.

Chocolate never looked this good in my day!


kingrpg said...

Her legs are amazing. She was the original!

Tim Chaney said...

Original working gurl? ; )

Bluezy said...

Or Pole dancing sans pole...showing ankles back then was sexy. Showing calves was burlesque!