Olga Spolarics (1896 – 1969)

Olga Solaris (1896-1969) together with her husband Adjoran Wlassics (1893-1946) started their photo studio (Manassé Studio) in 1920, shortly after they got married. They used retouching techniques to create surreal and noir images. This special atmosphere does apply perfectly in terms of fetish related photos, built together in a special collection one could almost conclude... Continue Reading →

Grundworth Studio (1890 till 1930)

Eventhough some photographers dared to openly publish erotic works (like Ostra Studio, Albert Arthur Allen, Alfred Noyer) the more risque photographed were distributed under pseudonyms, or published via a commercial studio. The photographs that were published via the name Grundworth seem to be more daring then others (although Ostra Studio managed to deal with many... Continue Reading →

Jean Agelou (1878 – 1921)

Jean was born in 1878 in Alexandria (Egypt) and died in 1921 in Gien (Loiret) Jean's business was started with selling stereoviews and soon he evolved to selling postcards, which was a great moment for him to step into since postcards were becoming very popular, especially nude photographs. He worked together with his brother Georges... Continue Reading →


Most known was Diana Slip Lingerie, photographers like Brassaï, Jean Moral, Roger Schall and Jacques and Charles Biederer photographed for this company. It is also believed Yva Richard (together with his wife Nativa Richard) founded the magazine La Lingerie Moderne, which later could perhaps be sold to Leon Vidal (the owner of Diana Slip Lingerie)... Continue Reading →

Diana Slip Lingerie

1920 - 1940 This French lingerie company from around 1930 was owned by Léon Vidal, and seemed to have been started by Yva Richard who sold his company to Diana Slip in 1920 (since he wanted to focus on his photography more). The company however was much more then just a lingerie company. They made... Continue Reading →

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