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The Resource La puce

La puce

Label
La puce
Title
La puce
Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
fre
Summary
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.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
The first six photographs show the young woman, dressed in long-sleeved Victorian blouse and skirt, seated on a lavisly draped couch beneath a large mirror, in which the viewer can see her reflection. She reads, then falls asleep. The remaining fourteen photos reveal the young woman gradually undressing, presumably to locate the flea ("la puce") that is biting her. First she removes her blouse, then her stockings, finally her skirt. She holds aloft the offending insect in the final photo. See the chapter "Sexual connotations of the flea in word and image" in Georges de la Tour's "Flea-Catcher" and the iconography of the flea-hunt in seventeenth-century baroque art / Crissy Bergeron, available online
Technique
not applicable
Label
La puce
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8gq6zzh/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • Date from ms. note on verso of rear endpaper
  • 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
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
15 x 21 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (20 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth-covered clamshell box, with spine title "La puce."
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)652196740
  • ucoclc652196740
Label
La puce
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8gq6zzh/
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • Date from ms. note on verso of rear endpaper
  • 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
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
15 x 21 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (20 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth-covered clamshell box, with spine title "La puce."
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)652196740
  • ucoclc652196740

Library Locations

  • Charles E. Young Research LibraryBorrow it
    280 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575, US
    34.0749691 -118.441466
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    120S Election Walk, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1450, US
    34.0716126 -118.4421809
  • Science and Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    8270 Boelter Hall, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-9810, US
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  • UCLA LibraryBorrow it
    Los Angeles, CA, US
  • UCLA Library Special CollectionsBorrow it
    A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575, US
    34.0749691 -118.441466
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