- Place of origin:
ca. 1902 (made)
- 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.
Postcard depicting four valuations of a woman's different favours: A trip on a gondola with her costs 100 franchi, a talk with her on a chaise longue is 20 franchi, a visit to her beckoning from her window is a lira and if she is picked up while walking her dog the cost is much more. All this is revealed through tiny scenes of the woman with the relevant coin as a backdrop. This is from the graphics magazine 'Galileo'.
Place of Origin
ca. 1902 (made)
Materials and Techniques
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
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.
Postcard, Milford Haven Collection, Coins and scenes depicting the monetary worth of a woman's favours, lithograph, Milan, ca.1902
Prostitutes; Streetlamps; Dogs; Coins; Postcard; Gondolas
Ephemera; Postcards; Erotica
Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection