Since the fur-coated Boot Girls’ particular services were suggested by the iridescent colors of their calf-length, patent-leather boots and shoelaces, suitors had to be intimately familiar with their semaphore-like advertising before accompanying them to nearby apartments. Naturally, only devoted aficionados could decipher such specific messages with confidence. Other potential clients had to buy special primers, where Berlin’s complex street semiotics were thoughtfully decoded for the uninitiated.
- Sex tourism in Berlin during the Jazz Age, along with some illustrations from the period.
(Racy rather than obscene, but somewhat NSFW)
posted by Slap*Happy
on Mar 24, 2011 -