Lamar Baker's Aberrations series
(Masochist, Necrophile, Pyromaniac, and Sadist)
1937, lithographs, 35 x 27 cm each.
If you had told me that in 1937 an American artist did a series of lithographs depicting a priest imagining himself nude with a crown of thorns being whipped by naked nuns, a woman in black envisioning herself fucking a corpse, a fire chief fantasizing about being a serial arsonist (while a smile creeps across his face), and a police officer enjoying a daydream about mutilating defenseless live animals, I wouldn’t have believed you.
Oh, and they’re in the Smithsonian.