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The Harmony of Courtship: Naughty Stereo Cards (1870-1907)

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Those 3D stereoscopes so beloved by the late Victorians were loaded with humor and sex. It wasn’t all landscapes and objects d’art. Below is a set of courtship stereoscope cards dating from 1875 to 1907. The images are racy, bawdy, lewd and charming.

 

Sexy stereo cards courtship

courtship stereo card 1906 dating

1906

Stereo Cards 1904 The mailman collecting postage due.

1904 – The mailman collecting postage due.

stereo cards 1904 The milkman's reward for good measure

1904 – The milkman’s reward for good measure

1906 stereo card bawdy

1906

1904 sex stereo card

1904

1900 courtship stereo card

1900

1900 courtship stereo card

1900

courtship stereo card 1897

1897

1889 Retouching portraits

1889 – Retouching portraits

courtship stereo card 1906

1906

courtship stereo card 1906

1906

courtship stereo card 1906

1906 – Guess Who

courtship stereo card 1906 Sovereigns of love's domain.

1906 Sovereigns of love’s domain.

courtship stereo card 1906 sex

1906

courtship stereo card 1906 A glance through the news.

1906 A glance through the news.

courtship stereo card 1906 butler

1906

courtship stereo card 1906 At the hour of midnight.

1906 – At the hour of midnight.

courtship stereo card 1907

1907

courtship stereo card 1907

1903

courtship stereo card 1902

1902

courtship stereo card 1906 racy

1906

courtship stereo card 1875 naked

1875

courtship stereo card 1906 kissing

1906

courtship stereo card 1906 romance

1906

courtship stereo card 1906 maiden

1906

courtship stereo card 1907 %22The best I can d

1907 “The best I can do at present”

"What are you doing Maggie, I said to scallop the oysters" "That's what I'm doin Ma'am" Created / Published c1905.

“What are you doing Maggie, I said to scallop the oysters” “That’s what I’m doin Ma’am”
Created / Published
c1905.

Holds her fingers and draws her down

1902 – Holds her fingers and draws her down

1904 stereoscope

1904 – The elopement – a hasty descent

Last in bed put out the light

1899 – Last in bed put out the light

Via: Library of Congress