Prostitution is as American as apple pie. It didn't matter if you were rich or poor, a banker or a street-sweeper, at places like the Bird Cage, you could always find a good time.
Yeah sure prostitution was illegal under vagrancy laws, but it didn't stop these brothels from becoming the most notorious "houses of ill repute" that a lonely traveler could wish for. The doors were always open, so long as you had the cash.
Read the full story and take a walk down America's red light district at these (former) brothels.