Oldest Profession in the West

Where there was money to be had in the old west there were prostitutes. Prostitutes would actually have license to be able to work in the city and believe it or not there are actually different classifications of prostitutes.  Many worked in saloons, parlor houses, or brothels, but lower grade ones worked in cribs and the lowest class prostitutes were street walkers.  Here are some photos of some pioneering prostitutes and also some of the working girls of the 1880’s.


Here is an example of the glamorous room of a prostitute of Tombstone.


You can see how wore down these stairs are from the Bird Cage Saloon and imagine how much business these working girls got.