I am not simply referring to the overpriced reprints of Doors concert posters from the s or the tacky plastic souvenirs hawked to tourists alongside gems of 19 th century publishing; they also sell wares of a decidedly naughtier—but equally historically important—kind. Reprints that date to the s, these postcards have a frisson of worldly sexiness tempered with the charm of a bygone and supposedly more innocent era, when a Parisian woman in a slip and stockings was as exciting as things got. But as the very same bouquinistes could have shown us if we were perusing their wares some years ago, those halcyon days of sepia-toned innocence never existed. Many of these images were not only works of art, they were even approved for sale by the government. Under the strict censorship system of the Second Empire , any written or visual materials sold in France had to be pre-approved by the government.
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