Bringing the past to life with colour

“In Olden Days, A Glimpse of Stocking….

…Was looked on as something shocking
Now heaven knows
Anything goes.”

So the song goes. In fact, artistic nudity in photographs goes back to the beginning of photography, and images far stronger than these too.

This is a small selection of pictures that were considered quite tame, until an attack of puritanism emanated from the USA in the 1930s, starting with Hollywood’s “Production Code”. They are from the Victorian era up to the 1920s.

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Here are the original black and white and sepia photos, along with a hand tinted one:

 

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