In 1900 a publication called The Standard published a light-hearted exposition into the alleged behind-the-scenes antics of a troup of chorus girls. Journalism this probably wasn’t, but art? Oh yeah, baby:
This broom-spanking image is a detail from a larger photograph captioned:
Chastising a Naughty Girl:
They caught her flirting with the manager of the company, and as this is against the rules adopted by the Yonkers Convention of Chorus Girls, she is now undergoing the ceremony of forfeiture.