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Postcard - 'La bonne source, ach, elle etait bien chaude / Good water spring - ach it is very hot
  • 'La bonne source, ach, elle etait bien chaude / Good water spring - ach it is very hot
    Mouton, Georges
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'La bonne source, ach, elle etait bien chaude / Good water spring - ach it is very hot

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (or, made)
    Germany (or, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mouton, Georges (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lineblock print

  • 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 urinating on top of a hill. A tourist fills his watering can from the apparently natural spring flowing from the hill and wonders why it is warm. He says in French: 'Good water spring. Ach? It is very hot.'

Place of Origin

France (or, made)
Germany (or, made)


ca. 1903 (made)


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


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, by Georges Mouton, 'La bonne source, ach, elle était bien chaude / Good water spring - ach it is very hot', tourist filling watering can from spring into which woman is urinating, lineblock print, French or German, ca.1903, no.31 of a series

Subjects depicted

Women; Postcards; Hats; Urine


Postcards; Ephemera; Erotica


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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