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Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Inflation, sex services in 1915

I found this copy of a price list from a French bordello in 1915 (click on it to expand).


Price list for love, 1915 (tarif bordel)

A franc in 1915 was worth a bit under 19 cents, so 5.45 is 5 francs and 45 centimes, or about $1.36. There are 20 sou per franc.

I find very amusing how detailed the menu is on options, and the different pricings for who is on top.

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