Mrs. Swine 1st madam of the Chicken Ranch, shown here in the photo, moved her girls to La Grange from Louisiana in 1844 and it was a success for 130 years and became a Texas institution.

Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas in The Chicken Ranch was shut down in The Ranch inspired the Broadway musical, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and ZZ Top's musical hit "La Grange". Miss Edna, the last Madame passed away in Feb.

July 5, 1890 The City of St Louis passes a Social Evil Ordinance empowering the board of health to regulate prostitution.

Who knew they had breast implants in the Regency? :-) A Regency Dandy impressing the ladies with his neckcloth

A replica brass brothel or cat house token. One side has "Good for One Screw Mattie Silks Prop." and "Where the Customer Comes First". The other side has "1942 Market Street Denver Colo." and "Two Ups to your One Down".

A replica brass brothel or cat house token. One side has "Good for One Screw Mattie Silks Prop. The other side has Market Street Denver Colo.

Meet Mattie Silks, a madam of the red-light district in Denver, Colorado known as "The Row". At just 19 years of age she traveled to Denver & opened her house in 1877. There she met & had a common-law marriage with Mr. Silks. Prohibition combined with presure from City Hall caused Mattie to sell out in 1919.

Meet Mattie Silks, a madam of the red-light district in Denver, Colorado known as "The Row". At just 19 years of age she traveled to Denver & opened her house in 1877. There she met & had a common-law marriage with Mr. Silks. Prohibition combined with presure from City Hall caused Mattie to sell out in 1919.

The badge is a shield and is made of solid copper and double die struck with  a silver-plated antique finish . It measures 2 inches across and has a pin for attaching to a shirt. It reads "Brothel Inspector Kansas City". This was an official job title at one time and there were laws regulating the brothel industry.

The badge is a shield and is made of solid copper and double die struck with a silver-plated antique finish . It measures 2 inches across and has a pin for attaching to a shirt. It reads "Brothel Inspector Kansas City". This was an official job title at one time and there were laws regulating the brothel industry.

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