Throughout the history of art oranges and roses have always had further connotations. Oranges implying a sense of wealth and generosity which is representing the rich, upper class at the Folies-Bergère. Roses symbolising love and purity which acts ironically as the barmaid could potentially be posing as a prostitute.
A poster from 1878 advertising dramatic performances taking place at the Folies-Bergère. The Folies-Bergère was the first music hall opened in Paris in 1869, it was known for comedy, opera, ballet and circus acts and was wildly popular amoung society.