Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

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On a sultry summer day, Maite Zubiarre, a professor of Spanish at the University of California, Los Angeles, went into an antique shop in Madrid. Among the numerous globes, maps and furniture, Maite came across a very curious vintage album. In it, the professor saw a whole collection of erotic images from the 1900s, which proved that Spain of that period was touched by the nascent sexual revolution of the early twentieth century, all evidence of which, as it turned out, was destroyed during the Franco regime. 

These images and photographs show us a frank and audacious Spain, which, before falling under the dictatorial regime of Franco, suffocating in every sense, like the whole world, enjoyed the eternal desires of human libido. 

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

The title of Martin de Lucenay's book is "The Phenomenon of Hysteria".

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

The book of Dr. Pierre Fresher "Love and sex". At the bottom of the cover, apparently, the topics covered are listed: anatomy of the genitals, physiology, sexual intercourse, genetic abnormalities, love and marriage.

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

"A paradise for nudists."

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

A book with images of naked people from all over the world.

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Martin de Lucenay's book Bestiality (bestiality).

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Alvaro Retan's book "Wandering Sin".

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

The book by Alvaro Retan "In search of voluptuousness".

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

"Nudism for the sake of science is triumphant in Catalonia."

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

Frank and daring Spain in the illustrations of the 1900s

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