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October 29, 2006 4:51 AM   Subscribe

Please throw this away! Vintage photo collector finds cache of 1950s-era spanking fetish photos. Collection included newspaper clippings about spanking and a letter from a very naughty girl. Most of the images are pretty innocent by modern standards, but at the bottom of the last link some are NSFW. Enjoy!
posted by Brittanie (21 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh my.
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:21 AM on October 29, 2006


"I Love Lucy" The Lost Episode
posted by hal9k at 6:22 AM on October 29, 2006


I didn't care so much for the spanking pics but the "In the Booth" pictures are terrific!
posted by dobbs at 6:31 AM on October 29, 2006 [2 favorites]


That whole site is great!
posted by creeky at 6:50 AM on October 29, 2006


It's a brilliant site, I've been checking the blog regularly since it was last mentioned here.
posted by fire&wings at 7:04 AM on October 29, 2006


Oh boy! Was I tired! Senior sneak day.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 7:07 AM on October 29, 2006


I have to agree that the spanking photos are not the best part of this amazing site (I have many old photos around, framed, because of their peculiar beauty).
However, those spanking photos did give me an idea of how to fix the internet.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 7:14 AM on October 29, 2006


Wonderful, excellent FPP. God, that note. I should call my ex-girlfriend. Damn.
posted by sidereal at 7:37 AM on October 29, 2006


That site and the Boat Lullabies blog are both really absorbing. Good stuff for a Sunday afternoon. Thanks!
posted by patricio at 7:41 AM on October 29, 2006


Totally self-linking here, but this website motivated me to digitize and upload really (50-100 year) old photos of my family back in Iran.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 8:56 AM on October 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


Kinky. Guess 'The British Disease' isn't just for the British after all :)
posted by kaemaril at 9:11 AM on October 29, 2006


That's so strange; they really look like my parents in the '60s; the glasses, the dresses. Including the interior decorations.
Not the spanking though. At least; as far as I know.

Interesting Buddha; your Iranian family shapshots, they look so familiar to me, a dutchman. Reminds me of Satrapi.
posted by jouke at 9:14 AM on October 29, 2006


jouke: I think that's what I like so much about them. I was born and raised in the USA and those family photos have a universal quality about them. Doesn't matter where in the world you're from, most people with a certain amount of wealth lead more or less the same kinds of lives.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 9:42 AM on October 29, 2006


"... that's a paddlin'." (NSFW)
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:51 AM on October 29, 2006


"Pretty innocent for modern standards"? Hmm, having read "Story of O", I'd say those pictures are really very innocent even for the standards of the day. Well, at least for French standards of the day, anyway...
posted by Skeptic at 9:57 AM on October 29, 2006


Guess 'The British Disease' isn't just for the British after all.

Since when has spanking been a disease? British or otherwise?

Google lists all manner of things as the British disease -- hooliganism, binge drinking, snobbery -- but no sign of spanking.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:54 AM on October 29, 2006


Since when has spanking been a disease? British or otherwise?

It's a figure of speech — and a fairly old one, from what I can tell. "English" seems to be associated with caning, and sadomasochism in general, in much the same joking way as "Greek" is associated with homosexuality and anal sex.
posted by nebulawindphone at 12:31 PM on October 29, 2006


Google lists all manner of things as the British disease -- hooliganism, binge drinking, snobbery -- but no sign of spanking.

You mean you've never heard of le vice anglais?
posted by verstegan at 2:10 PM on October 29, 2006


Ya know, I was at the flea market where Nick found these photos. I saw them befrore he did but took a pass on them. Normally I'd buy em in a heartbeat but they were in a boxlot that was really really moldy. I mean they stunk to all high heaven.

(note to self, next time just buy em)
posted by Bighappyfunhouse at 4:46 AM on October 30, 2006


If you go by who's searching for what on Google, spanking is indeed a British thing.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 5:26 AM on October 30, 2006


Stinky AND kinky? How could you pass that up, funhouse?
posted by Brittanie at 4:05 PM on October 30, 2006


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