The third (and so far final) shot from this curiously amusing set of antique pornography; yet again the standing fellow’s madcap expression almost distracts all attention from what else is taking place! The previous shots can be seen here and here.

The third (and so far final) shot from this curiously amusing set of antique pornography; yet again the standing fellow’s madcap expression almost distracts all attention from what else is taking place! The previous shots can be seen here and here.

This evening I’ve had the good fortune to receive an image and enquiry from a fellow enthusiast of antique erotic photographs. Although I’ve posted this very picture before (my other copy perhaps a little clearer and pleasantly sepia-toned), I’m more than happy to answer your questions, and share it with those who may not be familiar with this spectacular titlating tableau!
I would estimate a date in the 1880s or 1890s - a remarkable number of pornographic images were created around this time, with distinctive models and individual studios’ backdrops being recognisable in various sets.However, all is not as it seems with this delightful piece - you are by no means the first to take it at face value and assume an orgy of impressive proportions was taking place : but look a little closer. This is in fact a composite image of six seperate photographs, carefully trimmed and pasted into one intricate scene, which was then reproduced as a print. The most obvious join can be seen just right of centre, from the tip of the fellow’s black-socked toe to the lower edge. Just one of these pictures has emerged alone, unedited - the rest are still waiting to be found and shared with the modern audience.

This evening I’ve had the good fortune to receive an image and enquiry from a fellow enthusiast of antique erotic photographs. Although I’ve posted this very picture before (my other copy perhaps a little clearer and pleasantly sepia-toned), I’m more than happy to answer your questions, and share it with those who may not be familiar with this spectacular titlating tableau!

I would estimate a date in the 1880s or 1890s - a remarkable number of pornographic images were created around this time, with distinctive models and individual studios’ backdrops being recognisable in various sets.
However, all is not as it seems with this delightful piece - you are by no means the first to take it at face value and assume an orgy of impressive proportions was taking place : but look a little closer. This is in fact a composite image of six seperate photographs, carefully trimmed and pasted into one intricate scene, which was then reproduced as a print. The most obvious join can be seen just right of centre, from the tip of the fellow’s black-socked toe to the lower edge. Just one of these pictures has emerged alone, unedited - the rest are still waiting to be found and shared with the modern audience.

Time for those followers preferring the discreet and polite pictures to avert their eyes, this particular offering is rather more explicit! One of the best known pornographic photoshoots from the early 20th century, featuring two Edwardian chaps in a series of memorable positions (and equally unforgettable sock suspenders!), it is ever a delight to discover more shots from their daring day out in the garden! We have had a teasing preview of this satisfyingly scandalous image before, in the compilaton here, but never so large or so clear!

Time for those followers preferring the discreet and polite pictures to avert their eyes, this particular offering is rather more explicit! One of the best known pornographic photoshoots from the early 20th century, featuring two Edwardian chaps in a series of memorable positions (and equally unforgettable sock suspenders!), it is ever a delight to discover more shots from their daring day out in the garden! We have had a teasing preview of this satisfyingly scandalous image before, in the compilaton here, but never so large or so clear!

Truly living up to the title Antique Erotic, this little low-quality scrap of pornography dates back to the end of the 19th Century. I should love to see a finer copy, though even in this poorly reproduced form, it is possible to recognise both the setting and the stars : we saw them here putting a funnel to extraordinarily inventive use!

Truly living up to the title Antique Erotic, this little low-quality scrap of pornography dates back to the end of the 19th Century. I should love to see a finer copy, though even in this poorly reproduced form, it is possible to recognise both the setting and the stars : we saw them here putting a funnel to extraordinarily inventive use!

A new find from a familiar set of 19th Century pornography - clearly intended as the first in the series depicting the seduction of a well-dressed young man, as he is significantly more dressed at this point than the others I have posted thus far!

A new find from a familiar set of 19th Century pornography - clearly intended as the first in the series depicting the seduction of a well-dressed young man, as he is significantly more dressed at this point than the others I have posted thus far!

Of unknown date, this makes up one third of a rather awkward and mildly comical set of pictures - though they change position in each, the chap on the right keeps up his resigned smile to camera throughout, while the other’s attentions are ever occupied elsewhere.

Of unknown date, this makes up one third of a rather awkward and mildly comical set of pictures - though they change position in each, the chap on the right keeps up his resigned smile to camera throughout, while the other’s attentions are ever occupied elsewhere.

I am perfectly thrilled to see another shot from this Edwardian set, the diverse and delightfully dirty outdoor antics of these two gentlemen being one of the most notorious early pornographic photoshoots in existence. Undaunted by the risk of discovery, they fearlessly - perhaps recklessly - indulge their desires before the camera, and while the distribution of these pictures would have been secretive and limited in their own day, today they have become quite the stars, and how pleased they would be to know how easily and openly we may share and appreciate such steamy stuff today!

I am perfectly thrilled to see another shot from this Edwardian set, the diverse and delightfully dirty outdoor antics of these two gentlemen being one of the most notorious early pornographic photoshoots in existence. Undaunted by the risk of discovery, they fearlessly - perhaps recklessly - indulge their desires before the camera, and while the distribution of these pictures would have been secretive and limited in their own day, today they have become quite the stars, and how pleased they would be to know how easily and openly we may share and appreciate such steamy stuff today!

With his model draped in such a wanton, utterly deliciously debauched way, inviting not mere aesthetic admiration but outright lust and thoughts of satisfying deepest desires, turn-of-the-century photographer Vincenzo Galdi pushes way beyond the limits of decency in his era; abandoning all pretence of innocent artistic intentions, he creates some of the most startlingly sexual images of male nudity yet seen.

With his model draped in such a wanton, utterly deliciously debauched way, inviting not mere aesthetic admiration but outright lust and thoughts of satisfying deepest desires, turn-of-the-century photographer Vincenzo Galdi pushes way beyond the limits of decency in his era; abandoning all pretence of innocent artistic intentions, he creates some of the most startlingly sexual images of male nudity yet seen.

One of the better-known sets of early homosexual pornography, this remarkable selection of photographs documents the varied erotic exploits of a pair of very daring Frenchmen in the 1880s. Likely to have been recruited for these racy endeavours from a Parisian brothel, they show no inhibitions in performing before the camera, and indeed appear to be enjoying themselves immensely - the fellow with the magnificent moustache seeming to wear a smile every time we can see his face.

One of the better-known sets of early homosexual pornography, this remarkable selection of photographs documents the varied erotic exploits of a pair of very daring Frenchmen in the 1880s. Likely to have been recruited for these racy endeavours from a Parisian brothel, they show no inhibitions in performing before the camera, and indeed appear to be enjoying themselves immensely - the fellow with the magnificent moustache seeming to wear a smile every time we can see his face.

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And behold, there is yet more! Released from the restriction of corsets, for once we see the natural figure of our darling dark-curled model, as his partner of the unforgettably long and lovely stockinged legs concentrates his rapt attentions elsewhere!If the pencilled ‘13’ is an accurate final number in this spectacular and beloved shoot, it appears I am still missing one picture from the glorious whole, and will never stop searching for whatever lost delicious delight completes the set!

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And behold, there is yet more! Released from the restriction of corsets, for once we see the natural figure of our darling dark-curled model, as his partner of the unforgettably long and lovely stockinged legs concentrates his rapt attentions elsewhere!
If the pencilled ‘13’ is an accurate final number in this spectacular and beloved shoot, it appears I am still missing one picture from the glorious whole, and will never stop searching for whatever lost delicious delight completes the set!

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At long last, dear readers, a beautiful and, as ever, truly astounding addition to this treasured collection of genuine 19th Century pornography, this quite simply splendid photoshoot of timeless appeal and enduring eroticism! And once again, it is that charming smile which lifts this to such touching brilliance, the lovely dark-haired young man garlanded in white flowers is clearly enjoying himself immensely, as they perform acts so intimate - and in their era, incriminating - so very boldly before the camera.

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At long last, dear readers, a beautiful and, as ever, truly astounding addition to this treasured collection of genuine 19th Century pornography, this quite simply splendid photoshoot of timeless appeal and enduring eroticism! And once again, it is that charming smile which lifts this to such touching brilliance, the lovely dark-haired young man garlanded in white flowers is clearly enjoying himself immensely, as they perform acts so intimate - and in their era, incriminating - so very boldly before the camera.

We have seen this pair before, getting to grips with one another in an indoor approximation of a countryside scene, here they appear in a boudoir setting though a very similar situation! Few of these deliberately titilating vintage photographs have survived, each find is exciting indeed - all the more interesting when we can recognise the models from other shots.

We have seen this pair before, getting to grips with one another in an indoor approximation of a countryside scene, here they appear in a boudoir setting though a very similar situation! Few of these deliberately titilating vintage photographs have survived, each find is exciting indeed - all the more interesting when we can recognise the models from other shots.

Many thanks to frequent contributor Alan for submitting this quite spectacularly smutty piece - though I have posted the same photograph before, this is a vastly superior copy, showing a little more of the scene in each direction, and the original edges and curved corners of the print. I do like a nice edge to my vintage photographs, heh.Very nearly one year into this collection, I am running regrettably low on the truly pornographic pictures which made up a good proportion of my early selections - do browse back through the archives for further delights of this naughty nature!

Many thanks to frequent contributor Alan for submitting this quite spectacularly smutty piece - though I have posted the same photograph before, this is a vastly superior copy, showing a little more of the scene in each direction, and the original edges and curved corners of the print. I do like a nice edge to my vintage photographs, heh.
Very nearly one year into this collection, I am running regrettably low on the truly pornographic pictures which made up a good proportion of my early selections - do browse back through the archives for further delights of this naughty nature!

One of those rare and deliciously pornographic photographs, here, not the subtle erotica or artistic nudes which made up the bulk of any gentleman’s collection in this era, but delightfully, unashamedly sexual in nature. The fellow in the foreground seems to have a hint of a smile on his face despite the risk of participating in this photoshoot, a real feeling he is enjoying himself immensely. I recognise this set as one we have seen before, here and here, from the lavish painted background - revealed by creases in how it hangs to be a fabric draped, not a decorated wall.

One of those rare and deliciously pornographic photographs, here, not the subtle erotica or artistic nudes which made up the bulk of any gentleman’s collection in this era, but delightfully, unashamedly sexual in nature. The fellow in the foreground seems to have a hint of a smile on his face despite the risk of participating in this photoshoot, a real feeling he is enjoying himself immensely. I recognise this set as one we have seen before, here and here, from the lavish painted background - revealed by creases in how it hangs to be a fabric draped, not a decorated wall.

A truly spectacular set of Victorian pornography, ten pictures I’ve collected from the same extraordinary, beautiful and intensely erotic session, well over a hundred years ago. I believe their connection is clear, in the soft smiles, the eye contact, the tenderness in the way hands lay on bodies, everything tells that this pair were lovers before and after this day on which we see them act out all their passion before the camera.
(Each picture from this adored collection can be picked out singly here should you want to take particular images not the full set as I have arranged it)