My new vintage glasses and free gift (and vintage porn!)

I had the pleasure of being bought lunch yesterday in Spitalfields market and they had an antiques fair on. I was persuaded to buy myself some new glasses (yes Amy I blame you!), but I do love them.

I am off to try and get my prescription put in them today.

We were talking to the stall holder, and I asked him about his photo collection. We had been browsing some photos on other stalls, getting sad about family photos that no longer had a family treasuring the memories, and also at some vintage porn.

If I had the money, there were some lovely French postcards I would have bought.They were what we would call tasteful,  just some lovely vintage ladies in the nude. I love the idea that back in the day those pictures would have been quite shocking, and now seem so tame. We then enjoyed looking at other tasteful vintage photos at a variety of stalls.

However, at the stall where I bought my glasses, we got introduced to a different kettle of fish. He had a collection of 1960's porn which had been confisicated from prisoners (and no doubt kept by the wardens!). This was much closer to the porn we know today, and quite grim.

He did tell us that the collection used to have some oddities in it, lots of fruit and vegetables being used. He told us that Tracey Emin had bought all of those!

Anyhow, as he could see how much I love looking at old photos, he told me I could choose one to keep as a free gift with my glasses. I ended up choosing Miss Europe:

 

Now with added cheesy pic showing me in my glasses!