Today's image is titled Forward Dr. Mermaid! and was photographed by Angela Richardson.
One local photographer has remarked that the Forward! statue on the State Street steps of the Wisconsin Capitol is the "scene of a billion tourist photos." But not many of those feature a burlesque mermaid posing alongside the replica of the original 1893 statue created by Jean Pond Miner.
Richardson describes this particular photo: "Cherry Pop Burlesque performer Chastity Dickums poses in mermaid gear with Miss Forward for a photoshoot with Dale Rio of Shimmy magazine." Over a dozen other images from the shoot are available here.
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