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Erotic French Postcards from the Early 20th Century | Art.


“Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex. ” - Havelock Ellis

Strict mistresses, naughty maids, handsome gardeners and disarming strangers; literature is awash with love, sex and desire. This collection brings together 100 of the best examples, hand-picked by Mariella Frostrup and the Erotic Review.

PHOENIX CYCLES
is a friendly, independent cycle shop in Battersea, London SW11. Established in 1992, our bike range isn’t huge but it is considered. British favourites and classics, Brompton, Pashley and Moulton rub handlebars with our favoured hybrid brand, Giant. Come and visit and see for yourself.
OPEN Tuesday – Saturday ;
59A Battersea Bridge Road
London SW11 3AU
Tel: 020 7738 2766

"The gorgeous tome of vintage postcards from 1902 - 1937 packed with a beautiful collection of classic erotica and 4 provocative short stories from acclaimed French authors." ~LePetiteBlog.com

"...the book has wisely been published as a fine and hand-holdable bit of prurient elegance. It is a look at a fantasy world populated by women who seek only to fascinate. Frozen by the camera, their allure immune to the passage of time, they symbolize their era, but they belong to eternity." ~CultureKiosque.com

Alexandre Dupouy is a collector of erotic art. Philippe Jaenada, novelist, won the Prix Flore in 1997. Delphine de Vigan won the Prix Saint Valentin in 2006 and she contributed to Parisiennes: A Celebration of French Women (Flammarion, 2007). Serge Joncour is a novelist and short story writer. His U.V. (Black Swan, 2005) has been translated into several languages. Anna Rozen has written numerous short stories for both adults and children, including The Merchant of Noises (David R. Godine, 2006).

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Taking erotic pictures and then sending them to your partner seems like something people have always managed to do. In the late 19th century and the early 20th though, taking photographs was not that easy, and exchanging “French Postcards” was that time’s sexting.

Most of these postcards were made in France, hence the informal “French Postcards,” and they were a lucrative practice for early photographers, who would produce these under a nickname as they had to avoid being stigmatized and protect themselves from having troubles with the law. Sending these postcards via mail was actually illegal in the U.S. and the only way to find them was in stores and through French street traders.

Two couples are seen posing in the set featured here, but the models of these images are thought to have been many more, even though their identities were kept secret.

“Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex. ” - Havelock Ellis

Strict mistresses, naughty maids, handsome gardeners and disarming strangers; literature is awash with love, sex and desire. This collection brings together 100 of the best examples, hand-picked by Mariella Frostrup and the Erotic Review.

PHOENIX CYCLES
is a friendly, independent cycle shop in Battersea, London SW11. Established in 1992, our bike range isn’t huge but it is considered. British favourites and classics, Brompton, Pashley and Moulton rub handlebars with our favoured hybrid brand, Giant. Come and visit and see for yourself.
OPEN Tuesday – Saturday ;
59A Battersea Bridge Road
London SW11 3AU
Tel: 020 7738 2766

“Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex. ” - Havelock Ellis

Strict mistresses, naughty maids, handsome gardeners and disarming strangers; literature is awash with love, sex and desire. This collection brings together 100 of the best examples, hand-picked by Mariella Frostrup and the Erotic Review.

PHOENIX CYCLES
is a friendly, independent cycle shop in Battersea, London SW11. Established in 1992, our bike range isn’t huge but it is considered. British favourites and classics, Brompton, Pashley and Moulton rub handlebars with our favoured hybrid brand, Giant. Come and visit and see for yourself.
OPEN Tuesday – Saturday ;
59A Battersea Bridge Road
London SW11 3AU
Tel: 020 7738 2766

"The gorgeous tome of vintage postcards from 1902 - 1937 packed with a beautiful collection of classic erotica and 4 provocative short stories from acclaimed French authors." ~LePetiteBlog.com

"...the book has wisely been published as a fine and hand-holdable bit of prurient elegance. It is a look at a fantasy world populated by women who seek only to fascinate. Frozen by the camera, their allure immune to the passage of time, they symbolize their era, but they belong to eternity." ~CultureKiosque.com

Alexandre Dupouy is a collector of erotic art. Philippe Jaenada, novelist, won the Prix Flore in 1997. Delphine de Vigan won the Prix Saint Valentin in 2006 and she contributed to Parisiennes: A Celebration of French Women (Flammarion, 2007). Serge Joncour is a novelist and short story writer. His U.V. (Black Swan, 2005) has been translated into several languages. Anna Rozen has written numerous short stories for both adults and children, including The Merchant of Noises (David R. Godine, 2006).

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