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Postcard

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour halftone

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:

    E.523:280-2001

  • 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

A carte articulée or moveable postcard depicting two scenes when the lever is at rest. On the left a man is saying farewell to a woman in front of a house. On the right we see the train bearing him away. When the lever is pulled, the card opens to show the man has returned. He is upset to be presented with a baby by his wife.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1910 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

colour halftone

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

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, Carte Articulée or moveable card, Milford Haven Collection, Man says goodbye to woman and travels on train, returns to find her with a baby, colour halftone, German, ca.1910

Materials

Card

Subjects depicted

Babies; Fathers; Mothers; Postcards; Trains

Categories

Ephemera; Postcards; Erotica

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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