Friday, July 18, 2014

Boudoir Photo, Jean Agélou

Along with the 3 cards that we've arranged to swap, Anna decided to slip a extra one on the envelope - quoting her message "after a map with costumes I send you a girl without costumes". Thank you so much Anna, even being a modern Ukrainian reprint, this is my first Boudoir Card (known in the United States as "French Postcards"), one of the first mass-produced type of cards and a must buy for everyone who visited Paris one century ago (the touristic cards only came later...) - I really like the vintage erotic photos and films made by Jean Agélou, some of them are just awesome and with a certain innocence, not cheap or dirty like the most recent (Google it and see for yourself). This postcard took 8 days to arrive!
Boudoir Photo by Jean Agélou
A French postcard is a small, postcard-sized piece of cardstock featuring a photograph of a nude or semi-nude woman. Such erotic cards were produced in great volume, primarily in France, in the late 19th and early 20th century. The term was adopted in the USA, where such cards were not legally made. The cards were sold as postcards, but the primary purpose was not for sending by mail, as they would have been banned from delivery.

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