A GROUP OF PROSTITUTES IN CASABLANCA, MOROCCO

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prostitutes 1 This vintage real photo postcard features a group of six prostitutes posing for their portrait in Casablanca, Morocco. They are gathered around a table. Atop the table is a tray of glasses and what looks to be, a silver tea pot. The women are likely waiting to be selected by the next visitor to their brothel. The caption below the photograph roughly translates from French to “Morocco- The neighborhood reserve of Casablanca- an original tea”. The photographer of this photo is Marcelin Flandrin (1889-1957). Flandrin moved to Morocco in 1901 and volunteered for the military in 1912. He served as an Army photographer. Around this time, Morocco came under French rule. He corroborated with the French government and tourist boards. He was very involved with the French Protectorate government. Flandrin was criticized by some Moroccans for reinforcing “Orientalist” stereotypes . During the Rif War (Spain vs. Berber tribes), he published a number of reports. During World War I he served in the Air Force as an air observer, taking aerial photos of fighting. After the war he moved to Casablanca and went to work taking many photographs between 1921 and 1930. He published many photo books about Morocco. Flandrin was also an important postcard publisher in Morocco.

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  1. Le quartier réservé de Casablanca. An original thé.
    Instead of “Morocco- The neighborhood reserve of Casablanca- an original tea”.
    A more precise translation would be:
    Casablanca’s Pleasure District”..An original (meaning unique, uncommon) tea..

  2. Thanks for the translation. I used google translate and as useful as it may be, it is fraught with problems. Your comment is very much appreciated.

  3. Wow, the long-haired lady in back is a dead ringer for my favorite aunt. It’s unnerving! 😉


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