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Josephine Baker Picture Gallery


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Josephine Baker and Her Banana Dance
Josephine Baker 1925

Josephine Baker 1925

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Josephine Baker became noted in the mid-1920s after she moved to Europe. One of her most famous images is this one, which Madame Tussauds museum in Berlin, Germany, copied for a wax statue of Baker in 2008. This costume was one she wore from about 1926, when appearing with the Folies-Bergère. When wearing this costume, she appeared on stage by climbing backwards down a tree.

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