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Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall
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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.
A postcard depicting a man in a top hat and long coat ringing the bell of a shuttered house numbered 69. The inscription in French reads: 'It is well known where you pass your Saturday evenings!'
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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, 'On sait bien ou tu passes tes samedis soir!', Tophatted man rings the bell of a brothel numbered 69, lineblock print, France, ca. 1900s
Brothels; Top hats; Postcards
Ephemera; Postcards; Erotica
Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection