Thursday, October 28, 2010

Two Women: French Etching (1910)



Here we have an anonymous French etching from exactly a hundred years ago of two young ladies very much enjoying each other's company as they engage in some delicate-looking postillionage .  Mass produced erotic illustrations were first produced in Paris at the end of the nineteenth century and, before long, were being produced as postcards in large numbers, thus making the ownership of erotica available to the masses rather than just a few wealthy collectors.

By the time of this etching the invention of small lightweight cameras had made photographic cards the norm so this picture is almost a throwback to an earlier pre-photographic age.

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