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Ladies Of The Lamplight by Kay Reynolds Blair

Ladies Of The Lamplight

by Kay Reynolds Blair

Publication: Western Reflections Publishing Company, 2000, Lake City

Revised edition. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" in purple pictorial stiff wrappers. 108 pp., illustrations, contents, index, bibliography. The era of prostitution in Colorado ironically coincided with the prudish Victorian period. Demand for prostitutes exploded throughout early-day mining camps and settlements because of an extreme shortage of women in the West. Discusses Silverheels, Poker Alice, Cattle Kate, Red Stockings, Pearl DeVere, Madame Vestal, Baby Doe Tabor, Etta Place Mattie Silks, Mollie May, Jillis and Lois Lovell, etc. Several black and white photographs throughout. As new.

Inventory Number: 42592