Some information from Sex Lover's Book of Lists by Ron Luis and David Copeland.
| "I've convicted (of obscenity) enough persons to fill a passenger train of 61 coaches-- 60 coaches containing 60 passengers and the 61st not quite full." |
The Comstock Act was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1873, and it gave Anthony Comstock far-reaching power to define and seize articles of obscenity. In the first six months of policing the U.S. Postal Service, Comstock seized:
|194,000 obscene pictures and photos|
|134,000 pounds of obscene books|
|14,200 stereopticon plates|
|60,300 rubber items|
|5,500 sets of obscene playing cards|
|31,500 boxes of "aphrodisiacs" |
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