Thursday, April 26, 2012

Next Show: Paris Postcard Fair Cartexpo May 2012

After an absence from the Paris Postcard Show I will be returning as a stand holder in May. Click here for details Cartexpo Paris Postcard Show  May 11 and 12th; Espace Champerret, Porte Champerret. This new venue for the show is also the perennial location for the fall paper show.

As always I will be featuring a wide selection of nudes, erotica and risque postcards as well as an excellent selection of advertising, propaganda, avant-garde, mechanical and illustrated postcards. I hope to see you at the show.

Above: Spiritism, ghost photography. German, circa 1905.

 Italian merchant marine, circa 1900.

 German Health & Hygiene Expo, 1911.

 Italian hotel adverting, 1905

 Italian advertising, circa 1930.

 German advertising, circa 1927.

 Futuriste design by Tato; Italian propaganda circa 1930.

 Futuriste design; Eolo legend, circa 1925.

 Italian aviation academy graduation card; circa 1927.

 Futuriste Italian military propaganda, circa 1930.

 PAX. Circa 1916 Italian anti-war, Christmas greetings. Artwork by Nanni.

Italian naval academy graduation card, 1933.

Italian political propaganda, circa 1940s.

German propaganda UBoat War, circa 1916.

"Vote Yes!" Worker's rights, circa 1920s.

German inflation explained using postage stamps, circa 1920s.

Progress showing Italy the way to the future, circa 1920s.

"God Save England!" German propaganda, circa 1916.

Italian aviation propaganda, circa 1930s.

German planes attack British fleet. Italian propaganda, circa 1940.

10th Anniversary of the Italian Air Force Academy, 1930s.

Germany flying prize, 1925. Illustration by Ludwig Hohlwein.

Anniversary of the first Italian trans-Atlantic flight, 1930s.

New York City skyline. Photo by Lewis Hine, circa 1930.

Czech steam locomotive. Dyed emulsion, circa 1930.

Photomontage Fritz Arys, performer; German circa 1920s.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Fetish Digests Part 3: 1950s~1960s Exotique Klaw Eneg Stanton

Part three of the Fetish Digest post from the archives comes from a recent acquisition of an excellent collection of 1940s ~ 1970s magazines. Most of this material is available for sale in my eBay store and can be found by clicking here. This post includes covers as well as illustrations published in the magazines, including artworks by Eric Stanton and Gene Bilbrew (aka Eneg).

The publishers of these magazines (Klaw, Burmel, Selbee) discovered that there was an audience for "fetishism" revolving around the fantasy of the dominate female. Using this basic concept of female domination and the submissive male and female, a fantasy world was created filled with images of bondage, fetishism (especially of legs, feet, shoes and boots) and an ongoing interest in female impersonation, frequently of the "forced femininity" variety. 

Scans of covers and internal illustrations and photographs from the recently purchased collection follow. 

First section, all are Exotique magazines.

Issue #1 with a stylized portrait of Bettie Page by Gene Bilbrew.


 Ultra, ultra, high heels!
 Seen on the streets of New York City.

 Terri Barton

 Metal waist cinch with screw and wingnut. 

 Boys will be girls.

Miss Exotique, Tana Louise. 

 German photograph, circa early 1930s, possibly pirated from London Life.

The Spider Pool, Los Angeles.

 The marvelous Barbara Pauline on the left.

 Miss Exotique, Tana Louise. Extraordinary photo was the inspiration for one of Robert Blue's most iconic paintings. 

A rare bit of turn about.

Irving Klaw Mutrix/Nutrix publications...

Plus a few others...

 Two above: self published by Eric Stanton with his illustrations. And below, probably published by Stanton with illustrations by Gene Bilbrew.

 Conqueress Club Magazine. A circa early 1960s "celler job" published in Los Angeles with wonderful, amateur style illustrations.