Prostitutes in one of the Storyville (New Orleans red light district) brothels around 1912, photographed by Ernest J. Bellocq. On the pillows: a shriner’s temple insignia; a “Daisies won’t Tell” motto, American eagles and flag. Pinned to the curtains behind the settee are some ribbons with provocative phrases such as “Oh Dearie! I give you much pleasure”. 

Prostitutes in one of the Storyville (New Orleans red light district) brothels around 1912, photographed by Ernest J. Bellocq. On the pillows: a shriner’s temple insignia; a “Daisies won’t Tell” motto, American eagles and flag. Pinned to the curtains behind the settee are some ribbons with provocative phrases such as “Oh Dearie! I give you much pleasure”.