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Postcard - 'La cure et ses effets'

'La cure et ses effets'

  • Object:

    Postcard

  • Place of origin:

    Milan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:

    E.523:15-2001

  • 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 bathing costume emerging from a bathing hut followed by a man in a straw boater draping her in a white towel and peering anxiously over his shoulder at a strange short, squat man in a bathing suit whose hair is standing up like a horn and who is peeping into the hut.

Place of Origin

Milan (made)

Date

ca. 1910 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'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

'LA CURE ET SES EFFETS'
printed on postcard recto

Dimensions

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, G. Gussoni, "La cure et ses effets", a woman in her bathing suit being peeped at by a fat man, lithograph, Italian, part of a series, ca.1910

Materials

Card

Subjects depicted

Cabañas; Postcards; Bathing suits

Categories

Ephemera; Postcards; Erotica

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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