How to admire the girls before the Internet: "French postcards"
Our generation would prefer to see pictures of naked girls, but these photos are much more artistic.
Sensual images are always a profitable business, they are sold and sold everything related to sensuality. It is for this reason that the multi-million empire of Playboy Enterprise helped liberate in the 1950s, and the magazine is still a popular publication throughout the world.
Throughout history, there have always been some forms of naked images that people could look at and enjoy. Francisco de Goya wrote “The Nude Maja”, Pablo Picasso, “Les Demoiselles d'Avignon”, there are a lot of others beautiful in the history of art - we know and love them, but they were the privilege of the elite, and large masses of people bought and collected "French postcards"))).
But at the very beginning, when postcards only began to appear, they tore the templates of hypocrisy and the United States eventually banned these photos, people lost the opportunity to send them by mail.
Lovers could not share nude shots, and models and photographers hid their real identity to protect themselves from the authorities. The photographer who became an expert in this field was Jean Agelo, or JA, as he signed the work. See the monogram in the photo above?
He became famous for photographs with naked girls, especially with model Fernande Barry, people know her simply as Fernande. She became the most photographed French nude of the early 1900s.
The productions were carefully designed, shot and printed as commercial and artistic photography.
The difference between French postcards and today's smartphone models is that French postcards are considered art by historians and critics. And they are the same - yes, art.