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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Vintage Porn Industry & The Big Apple

The number fourhundredtwentynine represents the number of sex related businesses, porn shops, strip clubs, massages parlors, adult book stores, peep shows and other affiliated establishments that operated in and around Times Square during the Golden Age of Porn in the 1980s.

The pictures below are negative collection we purchased from a photograph dealer in New York City 2010. He had acquired them from the original photographer who called us to inquire if we purchased non-nude photos. When we said we did, he brought over this wonderful collection of NYC street photos taken in the late 1960’s. Our favorites were the ones taken around Times Square displaying the early stages of a sex industry that would flourish in the next 20 years to become the largest in the world.