Catalog of Parisian courtesans of the XIX century
• Catalog of Parisian courtesans XIX century
In the XIX century in France, prostitution was legal and for the convenience of customers every district of Paris published a booklet, which has been listed courtesan with pictures, price, special abilities and backgrounds.
In 1804, Napoleon became emperor and ordered to register all workers sexual front of the country and to conduct a medical examination. Five years later, in Paris alone officially worked 180 brothels. By law, the institution has to manage a woman, most often it provided former prostitute. Facade institution was supposed to look as inconspicuous as possible - a modest and restrained.
But back to the XIX century, when selling love flourished. These photos were taken from the catalog of The Pretty Women of Paris in 1883, which lists the best-known prostitutes and courtesans of her time. Among their lovers they were considered the rulers, princes, famous actors and even the future King of Great Britain. Of these famous prostitutes said that they ruled Paris from the bed.
The catalog was published in 1883 in 169 copies and intended for wealthy Britons to come to France.
Leontine Massan (Leontine Massin) was one of the most famous French prostitutes, among customers who had even Edward VII of, while the future king of England. Her description was "a slight increase, plump, with beautiful blue eyes, blond hair and soft lips that she always bites and licks his pink tongue."
Louise Valtess - "does not deny to any man who takes everything he can get ... Valtess one of the most beautiful and intelligent whores of our time." Above all, Valtess was a writer and actress. I amass a fortune, which today is estimated at three million dollars.
Cora Pearl was a lady of the Parisian demi-monde of English origin. Directory read - "once it served on a platter naked, sprinkle with parsley. Dish carried by four men. " Bark dressed extravagantly, with the intention to provoke and shock, painted hair in bold colors.
Loadi Alice (Alice Loady) can be found on the streets of Edinburgh. Alice was an extremely talented actress and at the insistence of parents began to play on stage in 18 years. In the description of the catalog says about her "lovers haunted her like a mad dog, and soon she began to prefer the aging suitors and libertines, but with full wallets. For the money, it does everything that you ask. "
Jeanne ALADI, "whose baser tastes originate in her early education, will surprise those who have long been fed up with everything."
Delizi Delphine (Delphine Delizy) "38 years, but we are with all the responsibility that it is still extremely curvy lady. And there is nothing in the "Cupid's Entertainment", which she did not know how. "
Leonid LeBlanc (Leonide Leblanc), street D'Offemon. "It is difficult to evaluate properly so famous courtesan. She captivated entire generations, and every self-respecting playboy spent at least one night in her bed. "
Marguerite Baretti street Fish Suburbs (Du Faubourg Poissonniere), 46. "A tall, dark-haired, elegant woman, charming smile, beautiful and elegant nose with a tiny chin dimple. Its chief patron and lover of the young banker who is too intelligent to be jealous. And if the client has a good voice, he is worth the hour to join the charming duet with his sister Margaret. "
Alice Maro (Alice Marot), Marignane street, 4. "Fun and beautiful courtesan, which at one time was very lucky. After a hopeless wandering in the provincial theater, she arrived in Paris, and soon the actors of the theater of the Palais-Royal added to the list of her lovers. "
Helene Ande (Ellen Andree), also from the theater Palais Royal. "She has many lovers, he has a penchant for the people of art. He does not like to wear a lot of clothes. "
Julia de Clery (Julia de Clery), Square du Havre, 16. "took place in the society," Fun Women '- Lesbian, mostly Parisian actresses who gather each month for dinner without men, and the night spent together. "