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Postcard - Histoire des Saints:  20 Ans

Histoire des Saints: 20 Ans

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Geneva (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1908 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schmidt, H. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • 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 nude woman reclining across a pillow, looking pleased and demure. She illustrates the age of twenty, one of four from a series of six cards included in a collection of 265 postcards mounted in bound album.

Place of Origin

Geneva (made)


ca. 1908 (made)


Schmidt, H. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'20 Ans. / H. Schmidt Geneva'
20 Years
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, H. Schmidt, '20 Ans', part of a series 'Histoire des Saints', photogravure, Geneva, ca. 1908



Subjects depicted

Postcards; Nudes


Ephemera; Postcards; Erotica


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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