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Female Frolicks

Female Frolicks

Code: 11046


W: 46cm (18.1")H: 30.5cm (12")D: 2cm (0.8")


A wonderful early advertising sign for 'Female Frolicks', an erotic film slide viewing machine.
An exceptionally rare & totally original survivor which would have been mounted above one of the iconic 'Mutoscope' erotic slide viweing machines. After depositing a coin, the viewer would turn hand-crank on the side of the freestanding machine which would in turn start a series of slides featuring partially dressed women, very often depicted from a 'through the key-hole' point of view. They were thus known as the 'What The Butler Saw' machines & although frowned upon during the early 20th century, were considered harmless by the 1940's & 50's.
This example comes beautifully hand painted on thin paper & mounted in its original bull-nose frame with a thick glass plate.
Not something which comes onto the market very often & a great decorative piece!
Wear commensurate with age, very good overall, some expected scratching to the original glass, hardboard back a recent addition.
UK shipping available at £15 tracked & signed for 24 hour delivery.