Item #2366 [Collection of Erotic Advertising, Order Forms, and Other Material Related to Sexuality and Astrology]. Erotica, Cuba, France.

[Collection of Erotic Advertising, Order Forms, and Other Material Related to Sexuality and Astrology]

[Numerous locations, including San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Havana: ca. 1920s to 1940s]. Approximately forty individual pieces of printed ephemera, 8.5 x 11 inches or smaller, plus a handful of photographs. Varying levels of wear, tear, and staining. Good. Item #2366

An eclectic collection of ephemera related to the search for love, companionship, and both physical and metaphysical happiness in the early-to-mid 20th century. The material was collected by and emanates from the estate of Jules Meyer of Alderwood Manor in Lynnwood, Washington; a few of the envelopes bear his name and address. The material includes publication notices for books ("Sex Secrets Revealed - Mirror of Life" advertising the Cuban publication of M.F. Teehan's early sex education manual and pocket-sized handbills for books published in Havana called The Tragedies of the White Slaves and From Dance Hall to White Slavery), handbills for the Cuban publication of French men's magazines such as La Vie Parisienne and Le Sourire, flyers for "French Art Photos - Beautiful Young French Girl Models in Full Size Poses in the Nude," material relating to international correspondence clubs ("Spanish Girls Want Correspondents" and "Girls in Mexico, Cuba, Spain, South America...want correspondents"), adult book catalogues from publishers such as Garcia & Company in Havana and the Success Printing Company of Philadelphia, instructions for writing love letters, a handbill advertising "French Art Cards - Parisian Girls in Artistic Poses" from a publisher in Kentucky, an advertisement for the book Instantaneous Personal Magnetism published by the Boston University Press, a packet of materials on "Personal Development" from the Thomson-Heywood Company of San Francisco, a curious flyer offering "the inner secret of harmless FAMILY LIMITATION, without taking the risks and going to the bother and expense of ARTIFICIAL BIRTH CONTROL METHODS," and more. There are also small packets of information from Los Angeles-area New Age spiritual gurus Marcel Adel and Genevieve Behrend. A fascinating collection of one man's search for more fulfillment in his life.

Price: $950.00