- Place of origin:
ca. 1905 (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.
A photograph as postcard. One of a series on a honeymoon couple in their bedroom: the bride has lowered her wedding dress to her waist, her chemise is off one shoulder to reveal a breast. She is blindfolding the groom who is seated on a chair. It appears to be a woman dressed up as the groom.
Place of Origin
ca. 1905 (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, The bride reveals a breast and blindfolds groom (groom appears to be woman dressed like man), gelatin silver print, French, ca.1905
Brides; Breasts; Groom; Wedding dresses; Postcard; Blindfolds
Ephemera; Postcards; Erotica; Photographs
Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection