Moulin rouge dancers
Adolphe Block (France) La Goulue (Louise Weber) in a Moulin Rouge costume Albumen print, Cabinet card, mid 1870s to late 1870s With the photographer's name, location and the Moulin Rouge red mill printed mount recto. NOTE: La Goulue was the French cancan dancer depicted in many of Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings
La Goulue was born Louise Weber on 13 July of 1866. Louise worked in a laundry when she was young but always used to sneak off to dance halls wearing a nicked dress from the laundry. She danced in little clubs around Paris and soon became popular because of her dancing skills and her boldness: She would always pick up customers´ glasses and down their drinks. That´s why she was nick-named “La Goulue”, which means “the glutton”.