Candid Photographs Captured Prostitution Scenes in Paris in 1966 – Design You Trust

Candid Photographs Captured Prostitution Scenes in Paris in 1966

Prostitution in Paris, both street prostitution and prostitution from dedicated facilities has a long history but also its own modernity in the French capital. Prostitutes are mostly women but also include transgender people and men.

h/t: vintag.es

Of men born between 1920 and 1925, one in five had experienced his first sexual relationship in a maison-close. Paris accommodated many brothels until their prohibition in 1946 following the introduction of the Loi Marthe Richard. 195 establishments were then closed in Paris. Among the most famous are the One-Two-Two, Le Chabanais, Le Sphinx and La Fleur blanche.

From 1960, in the debates over prostitution in France, “abolition” was used to refer to both the abolition of laws and regulations that make any distinction between someone involved in prostitution and the general population, and the abolition of prostitution itself. At that time, police files on prostitutes were finally destroyed.

However, implementation varied considerably locally, although prostitution was rarely on the political agenda over the next 30 years. Exceptions were the demonstrations of prostitutes rights movements against police harassment in 1975, and periodic calls by individual politicians for re-opening the “maisons”.




































If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Rare Vintage Photos Of Dwellers Of The Russian North Over A Century Ago
Photographer Chrissy Sparks Transforms Ordinary Women Into Glamorous Pin-Ups
Early Versions Of Famous Characters
Spectacular Winning Images from The Budapest International Foto Awards 2021
Photo of the Day: Lucky Catch
Trümmerfrauen: The Women Who Helped Rebuild Germany After World War 2
"Moments Around the World": Amazing Cinematic Travel and Street Photography by Billy Dinh
Christmas with the Chimps
25 Sexy But Not Sexy Vintage Album Covers
Salma Hayek for Vogue Germany, September 2012
Photographer Mark Fearnley Captures City Streets In Minimalist Geometric Pictures
Men Behaving Badly On Saucy Vintage Postcards
Traveling Couple Captures Ethereal Images In The Most Unspoiled Places Around The World
Photographer Jack Davison Captures The Best Actors Of 2019 With A Minimalist And Inventive Approach
Daredevil Photographer Captures Incredible Pictures Of Sharks In The Middle Of A Wave
16 Classic Photos That Capture Nylon Stockings' Allure In The 1940s And 1950s
Meet Zach Cooley, A “Moon Chaser” Who Uses Camera Tricks To Make The Moon Look Really Huge
French Dentists Are Protesting That They Are Told To Return To Work Without Proper PPE - They Getting Naked To Protest
"Infinite Road To Transylvania": The Aerial Radiography Of The Roads That Lead You To And Within Transylvania
Winners Of The 2017 Underwater Photographer Of The Year
"Orcs Of New York" Is The Brilliant Facebook Parody You Need To Be Following
The Serendipitous Clouds And Faux Reflections Of Photographer Kanghee Kim
Frozen Landscapes Tell A Winter’s Tale In New Photographs By Kilian Schönberger
A Broken Vintage Piano Turned Into A Unique Analog Hybrid Of 20 Instruments Connected To The Piano Keys