First of all, who is Boullard? After viewing this cabinet card, the logical guess is that she is a stage performer. However, research has failed to discover any biographical information about this scantily clad woman. This photo is risque for the era it was published; even though she is wearing a body stocking underneath her costume. The cabinet card was produced for Newsboy (New York), as part of a series of premiums offered with the purchase of Newsboy’s tobacco products. This cabinet card is number 122 in the series. To view other photographs by Newsboy, click on the category “Newsboy”.  UPDATE:     Further research turned up the following information about the mysterious actress that is the subject of this photograph. I can’t believe it took me three years to learn her first name.  America: A Journal for Americans (1890) announced the appearance of Miss Marie Boullard in “Flying Dancer” at the Chicago Opera House. Prior to this appearance she had been dancing at a theater in New York City.  (SOLD)

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  1. I did a search and found this information. I take it that the name of the person in the photo is Boullard and it is picture number 122. What do you think?

  2. I appreciate you taking the time to research the mystery woman, Boullard. You found an interesting and informative site concerning Newsboy cabinet cards. However, biographical information about Ms Boullard still remains elusive.

  3. Very risque but I bet it sold tobacco:)

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