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TURN OVER A STEREOVIEW AND WHAT DO YOU SEE?

 

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These are American censorship stamps. They state whether a view is suitable for viewing to the standards of appropriate moral and good taste. Yes, this is about girls. The stamps on the dark view say the view is not approved at all. The one on the light view say the view is “approved for Sunday” viewing.

 

                         Yessss!!! APPROVED FOR SUNDAY                Bad luck: NOT APPROVED

 

It is hard to read, but the upper left stamp states:

 

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT POLICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MASS.

APPROVED FOR SUNDAY

1917

CHIEF OF THE DISTRICT POLICE

 

This guy John H. Plunkett was obviously in charge in 1917. We guess mister Plunkett’s 1922 successor - commissioner A.F. Foote – was a real devotee: he inspected the same views again. “Just to be sure”. Yeah. Sure.

Okay, by now you will probably be quite curious about the moral standards from 1917. Click here to see what was APPROVED and here for what was NOT APPROVED 

 

If you didn’t want to have anything to do with the Plunketts, the Footes and others of great moral, you could just try and say “it’s only art”. There are an awful lot of girls in the 1920’s called Art! Here are two of them.

 

Upper: American - For Art Use Only

Lower: German - Martin’s “Art Maps”

Click HERE to meet both Arties. Not suitable for persons that have a somewhat low excitement threshold.

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