Edwardian Shocker


Chad Goodwin

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Hard to believe that this was thought to be pornographic at the turn of the century.....dated on the back July 1912
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Bob Godfrey

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Chad, those are what used to be called 'saucy' postcards. They were published openly in great variety and were regarded as nothing more than slightly naughty - they reveal nothing that couldn't be seen in the street or on the beach. Truly pornographic images from the period are much like those of any era and couldn't possibly be posted here!
 

Dave Gittins

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A local shop has dozens of reproductions of nude and semi-nude photos from the Edwardian era and earlier. The producers could plead that they were following the great painters, such as Rubens, Botticelli and company.
 
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I read a book on Evelyn Nesbit recently and it seems at the turn of the 19th into the 20th century picture postcard of teen aged girls dressed as somewhat scantily clad Gypsies were considered naughty here in the States at least and were quite the rage! The one I saw was like the Postcards Chad posted. Not shocking but titillating!
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Well I'm sure the bible thumpers thought they were shocking!
 

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