A 1920s illustration from Le Sourire magazine by Georges Léonnec of the French proverb “En Mai quitte ce qui te plait,” which, loosely translated, means “A woman in the tree is worth two in the bush.”

A 1920s illustration from Le Sourire magazine by Georges Léonnec of the French proverb “En Mai quitte ce qui te plait,” which, loosely translated, means “A woman in the tree is worth two in the bush.”

Sat, 28th Jul — 4 notes
The illustration for “After the Interval,” a story in a 1957 Good Housekeeping. Art by Coby Whitmore.

The illustration for “After the Interval,” a story in a 1957 Good Housekeeping. Art by Coby Whitmore.

Wed, 25th Jul — 42 notes
An illustration by John Willie (a pseudonym of John Alexander Scott Coutts) from Bizarre magazine in the late 1940s or 1950s.

An illustration by John Willie (a pseudonym of John Alexander Scott Coutts) from Bizarre magazine in the late 1940s or 1950s.

Mon, 23rd Jul — 103 notes
L’Oiseau volage, by George Barbier (1914)

L’Oiseau volage, by George Barbier (1914)

Fri, 20th Jul — 14 notes
Never have mushrooms seemed so erotic

Never have mushrooms seemed so erotic

Wed, 18th Jul — 99 notes
The Torment of Tantalice (1924)

The Torment of Tantalice (1924)

Tue, 17th Jul — 16 notes
What do Young Women Dream Of? I actually don’t know. I just know I dream of them.
George Barbier (in La Vie Parisienne 1921)

What do Young Women Dream Of? I actually don’t know. I just know I dream of them.

George Barbier (in La Vie Parisienne 1921)

Sun, 15th Jul — 85 notes
Eve’s Revenge, by Chéri Hérouard in La Vie Parisienne (1927)

Eve’s Revenge, by Chéri Hérouard in La Vie Parisienne (1927)

Sun, 15th Jul — 179 notes
"Bough Wow!"
A Film Fun cover by Enoch Bolles (1930)

"Bough Wow!"

Film Fun cover by Enoch Bolles (1930)

Tue, 19th Jun — 25 notes
Fruits Bear Eve Ill
Enoch Bolles’ cover for Spicy Stories from 1930.

Fruits Bear Eve Ill

Enoch Bolles’ cover for Spicy Stories from 1930.

Thu, 7th Jun — 44 notes
Something to go wild about!
Woman. Tree. Monkey. Enoch Bolles knew how to paint a pin up.

Something to go wild about!

Woman. Tree. Monkey. Enoch Bolles knew how to paint a pin up.

Mon, 4th Jun — 11 notes
Enoch Bolles’ artwork gracing a Breezy Stories cover from the late 1930s.

Enoch Bolles’ artwork gracing a Breezy Stories cover from the late 1930s.

Thu, 31st May — 27 notes
Miss Spring, Artist by Frank Nankivell

Miss Spring, Artist by Frank Nankivell

Sun, 27th May — 1 note
In the 1830s, well-born Englishwomen were so bored by their constrained lives and the claustrophobic morality of the day that they started an underground society devoted to archery dueling. Since they had no experience with the sport, they soon found it rather boring because they could rarely hit each other. They decreased the distance in stages, continuing all the while to miss most of the time, until, incredibly, they got to the point where they fired from point blank range at each other’s necks, as shown here, which finally got them the thrills they sought.

In the 1830s, well-born Englishwomen were so bored by their constrained lives and the claustrophobic morality of the day that they started an underground society devoted to archery dueling. Since they had no experience with the sport, they soon found it rather boring because they could rarely hit each other. They decreased the distance in stages, continuing all the while to miss most of the time, until, incredibly, they got to the point where they fired from point blank range at each other’s necks, as shown here, which finally got them the thrills they sought.

Mon, 5th Mar — 4 notes
A tightly cinched corset helps any archer maintain proper shooting form.
by J. J. Gould (1907)

A tightly cinched corset helps any archer maintain proper shooting form.

by J. J. Gould (1907)

Sat, 25th Feb — 4 notes