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Postcard - 'L'Avocate'


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)
    Belgium (or, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lineblock print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

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

Postcard depicting a woman in a red gown with lawyer's collar and black cap gestures standing at a table with text at bottom of card. One of 265 postcards mounted in bound album.

Place of Origin

France (made)
Belgium (or, made)


ca. 1903 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Lineblock print

Marks and inscriptions

'lavocate - Ma cliente etait en chasse, / s'apprêtait a tirer un coup, lorsqu'elle reçut / un décharge en pleine poitrine.'
'My client was hunting and was just preparing to fire when she received a discharge full in the chest'
printed on postcard recto

'PostCards / THE MILFORD HAVEN COLLECTION OF POST CARDS / SECTION I - SECTION VI. SECTION IX. / SECTIONS 1 - 6.9 / Numbers 1-35/ " 72 - 120 / " 148 - 153 / " 163 - 184 / " 205 - 227 / " 250 - 313 / " 350 - 412'
Text and label on album cover


Height: 25.8 cm album, Width: 21 cm album, Depth: 7 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, 'L'Avocate', a lawyer in a red dress addressing the court, lithograph, French or Belgian, ca. 1903



Subjects depicted



Ephemera; Postcards; Erotica


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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