All images presented at this site were produced for erotic pleasure. They are non pornographic, the photos were produced through companies that hired (adult) models who posed in roleplay settings to gain a highly sensual atmosphere. Since the advent of photography in the mid-19th century, the new medium has been used to create a wide variety of erotic spanking and other fetish-related pictures (depicting birching, whipping, bondage, etc.).
One of the first producers of spanking photos were Jacques and Charles Biederer (ca 1910/1940).
For over a century, black and white adult spanking photos were produced in surprising quantities and privately sold as an illicit, under-the-counter commodity. In most countries, the law made little distinction between these images and blatant pornography until the late 1960s. By that time spanking photographs had been appearing in underground fetish specialty magazines and booklets for over a decade. Soon, periodicals entirely devoted to spanking images (including, for the first time, glossy color reproductions) would enter the mainstream and proliferate until the Internet era came to dominate the market in the 1990s. Read more about vintage spanking photography at the Spanking Art Wiki.

Spanking Art (also known as flagellation illustrations) were produced as book illustrations, for more info on Historic Spanking Art visit The Spanking Art Wiki.

Images published at this site are believed to be in the public domain. I use the rules on Copyright terms set by Cornell University, for more info on Copyrights for US and Non US Images read here. I also follor the guidelines from the Bern Convention.

Should you however feel there are images published here that are not in the public domain please inform me so I can investigate it, and in case of any doubt on the images being in the public domain, I will remove the images.