What Antique Porn (1899-1960s) Reveals About Sex

In 1895 in Paris, Auguste and Louis Lumiere screened the world’s first motion picture. Soon after, French filmmakers began producing pornography and by World War I, Americans had joined them.

Most early porn is lost to history, but some survives, usually identified on the Internet as “antique porn,” which generally includes X-rated movies from 1899 into the 1960s. If you’re interested in the evolution of this corner of sexual culture, antique porn illuminates it over six decades.

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