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Souvenir de Paris

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sager, Xavier (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour halftone

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:


  • 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

A postcard depicting a woman in a pink dress and white and blue underclothes squatting to urinate. Her buttocks are seen as her drawers have parted. She holds an open parasol on which is a tinted photograph of the Arc de Triomphe.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1903 (made)


Sager, Xavier (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Colour halftone

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

printed on postcard recto


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 by Xavier Sager, Milford Haven Collection, 'Souvenir de Paris', a lady urinating under a parasol with a picture of the Arc de Triomphe on it, colour halftone, French, ca.1903

Subjects depicted

Arches; Umbrellas; Postcards; Urine; Buttocks


Postcards; Ephemera; Erotica


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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