Evelyn Nesbit in Atlantic City, 1922.
During the 1920s and 1930s, Evelyn Nesbit made Atlantic City her home base. There, Nesbit lent her name to more than one club or cabaret, performing in many more.
Seen here with one of her Belgian Griffons (identified as a “Japanese Poodle”), she had proudly put on fifteen pounds after a “cure” for her narcotic habit.
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