Antique Prophylactics

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two women standing next to each other holding scissors
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Sally Pointer & Hallie Rubenhold making replica 18thC style condoms for 'The Secret Life of...Casanova' 2012
an empty bag with a red ribbon on it next to a bookmark that says, what's all the evidence of marriage?
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First attempt at replica 18thC animal intestine condom (and slightly spoof wrapper) made by Sally Pointer. Please contact me if you might like to commission one for display purposes!
an old black and white photo of a man with a beard, wearing a hat
In 1564 physician Gabriello Fallopio recorded the use of thin chemically soaked linen sheets held in place by a ribbon. His treatise on syphilis, published in 1564 includes the first reference to the wearing of condom-like devices to protect against the disease
four different types of knifes are displayed on a black surface with tape around them
Image gallery: sheath
British Museum, with paper wrappers
an old drawing of people in front of a fire
Image gallery: The Tar's Triumph, or Bawdy-House Battery
British Museum: 'The Tar's Triumph, or Bawdy-House Battery' Satire on the Penlez riots of July 1749 when a number of brothels in the Strand area were wrecked by sailors; a street scene with prostitutes and their clients escaping from a building; a man is throwing objects from an upper window, including condoms, a birch, boxes of pills and patches and cosmetic aids; in the foreground, a prostitute and a sailor tussle for a bedsheet; to right, a bonfire of the brothel's fashionable furniture, an execution broadside and a number pamphlets; on the wall to left, an advertisement for Dr Rock's remedy for venereal disease. 1749
two pieces of cloth are laying on a black surface next to a ruler and tape
Image gallery: sheath
British Museum: 1790-1810
this is an old drawing of people dancing
Image gallery: satirical print / print
British Museum: Satire; a crowd of men and women gesticulating with inflated condoms towards two gentlemen, one of whom walks off to right; a young boy and a dog in the foreground. c. 1785-6 Etching
an old document with writing on it
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A page from De Morbo Gallico (The French Disease), Gabriele Falloppio's treatise on syphilis. Published in 1564, it describes what is possibly the first use of condoms
an image of food on the cover of magazine
early condoms