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Postcard - Necessity knows no law

Necessity knows no law

  • Object:

    Postcard

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:

    E.524:458-2001

  • 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

A postcard depicting a little girl who has broken her chamber pot and is urinating into a top hat. This is from a Baby Series

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1903 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

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

'Not / Kennt / Kein Gebot'

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, Little girl urinating into a top hat, lithograph, German, ca.1903, Baby Series, 3

Materials

Printing ink; Card

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Chamber pots; Feces; Urine; Girls; Postcards; Top hats

Categories

Postcards; Ephemera; Erotica

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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