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Token from peep shows

Object Number: 
2001.47.3
Date: 
ca. 1995
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
Stamped: on obverse: "PEEPWORLD/155 West 33rd St./N.Y.C." Stamped: on reverse: "XXX/XXXtasy/VIDEO CENTER/691 8th Ave./N.Y.C./XXX"
Description: 
Circular brass-colored metal token from the peep shows "Peepworld" and "XXtasy Video Center."
Gallery Label: 
These tokens, from erotic arcades in midtown Manhattan, represent a dying form of entertainment in the Times Square area. Efforts during the 1980s and 1990s to redevelop the area forced the closure or move of erotic businesses to other areas of the city.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Girth Factor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group