Cory Doctorow at 5:39 pm Mon, May 21, 2012
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On How to Be a Retronaut, an invigorating, 1910s-1920s gallery of winsome, partially unclothed lasses posed with typewriters. Hummina. 23 and/or skiddoo! They're ganked from marvellous Virtual Antique Typewriter Museum.
Typewriter Erotica c. 1920s
(via Making Light)
The read more tags show ‘OLD SCHOOL SEX TYPEWRITERS’, i was so hoping to be able to click on that
And after you enjoy these sassy images, check out my online dating blog of similar Sexy Typewriter-ness.
Fun fact: When the typewriter was originally invented, the same term (typewriter) referred to both the machine and the girl hired to operate it.
This led to a number of risqué jokes, such as one about a businessman who’d gone bankrupt and was writing to his wife:
I have been forced to sell off my assets, furniture, etc . . . . and am sitting here writing this with my typewriter in my lap.”
Was not the term computer a reference to young ladies that would sit in a office all day doing various repetitive math tasks by hand (and perhaps a mechanical calculator in more up scale places)?
Not sure. I’d always heard that it was from ‘computers’ (protomathematicians) who would do tasks by hand, but I’d thought it dated back earlier, to before Charles Babbage.
Well i had to look:
(Not Safe For Work, If You Work In The Nineteen Twenties)
Yep~! I’m reading this page on my iTelegraph now.
Well looky here, we’ve got ourselves a hipster flapper!
Going to speakesies and drinking wood alcohol BEFORE it was illegal.
Rooting for the Dodgers when they were STILL the Superbas (Brooklyn reference, get it?).
And the bbshop produces a squirrel with mixed nuts.
Va-VA-VOOM! You can take my dictation anytime, Shweetheart!
I’m gonna start using “23 and/or skiddoo!” as my new sig!
Here’s a site with old postcards.
http://www.oldstratforduponavon.com/eroticlink.html There’s another site of classic photos I’ll try to find. Those Ziegfield girls were naked quite a bit!
There’s a typewriter in those pictures! I didn’t see any typewriter!
It’s the wrinkled hosiery that get me off.
Ah…the time-honored “sexy secretary” meme. See also: Posing with a steno pad and pencil.
I’d like to see her keystroke rate on my Underwood.
Those are sexy typewriters, indeed. It’s hard to get a good look at all the details, though, with those legs in the way.
She’s typing Fifty Shades of Grey.
write dirty to me ….
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