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Postcard

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1904 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mouton, Georges (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lineblock print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:

    E.524:427-2001

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 507, box II

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 girl dressed in a pink chemise exposing her buttocks and emitting a fart directed at a candle near her bed. She says in French: 'Decidedly I must call the doctor. I am too short of breath.'

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1904 (made)

Artist/maker

Mouton, Georges (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lineblock print

Marks and inscriptions

'SECTIONS 7 8 10 11 12 / Post Cards / The Milford Haven Collection / of / Post Cards. / Numbers 323 - 326 / " 336 - 340 / " 420 - 441 / " 453 - 504 / " 508 - 515'
Labels and text printed on album cover

'Décidement faut que j'appelle le doctèur, / j'ai le souffle pas trop court" ' Decidedly I must call the doctor / I am too short of breath'
printed on postcard recto

Dimensions

Height: 13.6 cm album, Width: 21 cm album, Depth: 5.5 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, Georges Mouton, Girl tries to put out her candle with a fart, lithograph, French, ca. 1904

Subjects depicted

Women; Stockings; Postcards; Buttocks; Candles; Beds

Categories

Postcards; Ephemera; Erotica

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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