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Postcard - Défense de regarder sous la table

Défense de regarder sous la table

  • Object:

    Postcard

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1902 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed postcard

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:

    E.525:590-2001

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 507, box III

The Milford Haven Collection consists of 442 specimans of French, Italian and German erotic postcards of considerable interest including a number of rare movable cards, all dating from the early years of the twentieth century. The collection illustrates with great clarity the various styles particular to each region. The cards have been arranged in three albums, according to the subject matter with which they deal, highlighting the original collector's strong interest in scatological subjects.

Physical description

A movable postcard depicting a woman seated at a table with tablecloth smoking a cigarette. When the tablecloth is lifted a cat between her legs is seen hissing at a dog.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1902 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Printed postcard

Marks and inscriptions

'C' / CARTES POSTALES / The Milford Haven / Collection of Post cards. / Sections 13, 14, 15 / Numbers 524 - 573 / " 582 - 601 / " 620 - 631'
Labels and text printed on album spine

'CLASSEAUR / ALBUM / CARTES POSTALES / Sections / 13 14 15 / The Milford Haven / Collection of Post cards. / / Numbers 524 - 573 / " 582 - 601 / " 620 - 631'
printed on album cover

Dimensions

Height: 7 cm album, Width: 11 cm album, Depth: 5 cm album, Height: 9 cm card, Width: 14 cm card

Object history note

This collection of 'Cartes postales fantaisistes' was at one time part of the collection of a member of the Milford Haven family. The collection consists of 442 postcards mounted in three bound albums and accompanied by a typed catalogue dated 1960. It was acquired in 1960 by E.J. Dingwell.

Descriptive line

Postcard, Milford Haven Collection, 'Défense de regarder sous la table', Woman is seated at a table with coffee and brandy and on her lap is a cat hissing at a little dog leaping up, lineblock print, French, ca.1902

Materials

Paper

Subjects depicted

Dogs; Cats; Postcards

Categories

Postcards; Erotica; Ephemera

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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