Black and white photo of Charmion, the strong woman, from behind, flexing her right arm and baring her back to display her muscles, her head turned in profile, against a black background. White text curved around upper and lower portions of button.
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Charmion was the stage name of the American Vaudeville trapeze artist and strong-woman Laverie Vallee. Her most famous act consisted of her mounting the trapeze in full Victorian attire and stripping down to a leotard while swinging from the trapeze. This act was captured on film in 1901 for a short Edison film called "Trapeze Disrobing Act." Vallee lived from 1875 to 1949.
The Edison film can be viewed here.