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Dracula (1897) - Bram Stoker
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The Sleeping Gypsy (1897) - Henri Rousseau (le Douanier) (4 ft 3 in x 6 ft 7 in, Museum of Modern Art, New York)

"Artichoke" wallpaper, by John Henry Dearle for William Morris & Co., ca 1897 (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Scientific Humanitarian Committee

1897 - Magnus Hirschfeld founds the Scientific Humanitarian Committee on May 14 to organize for gay rights and the repeal of Paragraph 175 --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_rights_timeline [Jul 2004]

Scientific Humanitarian Committee is esatablished by Magnus Hirschfeld, President. Hirschfeld tries to ban paragraph 175 of the Prussian penal code which bans homosexuality

Grand Guignol [...]

Grand Guignol is an adjective describing any dramatic entertainment featuring the violently gruesome and gory.

The phrase comes from the "Grand Guignol" theatre in Montmartre, Paris, which specialised in such entertainment. It opened in 1897. The theatre stood at 20 bis rue Chaptal in Montmartre. The name originally meant "the big puppet theatre;" a guignol is a Punch and Judy show, traditional in Lyon. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_guignol [Jun 2004]

Douche après le bain (1897) - Louis Lumière

Actress Louise Willy disrobes in the 1897 French film Le Bain.

The Psychology of Sex (1897) - Havelock Ellis

- Havelock Ellis publishes first volume of The Psychology of Sex, an investigation of human sexual practices. Banned by judge in Britain as "filth masquerading as science."

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