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Description
Album, probably created in France in 1880, of twenty erotic photographs of a young woman inspecting herself for fleas, whose actions are intended primarily to titillate.
Extent
1 album (20 photographic prints) : albumen, 15 x 21 cm (album)

Photographs (12 x 17 cm) are affixed to rectos and versos of leaves of heavy beige stock, bordered in red.

Bound in red cloth covers, with title "La puce" stamped in gold on upper cover; gold moiré silk endpapers; all edges gilt. Gift of Frederic Thomas Blanchard.

Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth-covered clamshell box, with spine title "La puce."
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.