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Peep Shows Through History: From Classic Erotica Through 1970s Smut

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War Can't Stop the Sex: Peep Shows in the 1940s
Peep Shows in the 1940s

Peep Shows in the 1940s

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War can't stop the sex... but it can slow the flow.

These machines are vintage models from the turn of the century, but this man doesn't seem to mind.

These "clamshell" mutoscope viewers feature erotic peep show films with titles like "French Swing," "Chamber of Love," "Nude Kisses" and "Girls of Spain."

These machines kept hands busy -- but now how you think.

After dropping a coin, you had to turn a crank to watch the film.

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