- Place of origin:
ca. 1902 (made)
- Materials and Techniques:
- Credit Line:
Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall
- Museum number:
- Gallery location:
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 507, box III
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.
A postcard depicting a woman in a red dress sitting in an armchair and affectionately embracing a very large cockbird which is standing on her lap, looking into her face and has its beak against her lips. It wears a white collar and cap. The legend in French reads: 'I love you O my dear cock, stay with me for life.'
Place of Origin
ca. 1902 (made)
Materials and Techniques
Marks and inscriptions
'C' / CARTES POSTALES / The Milford Haven / Collection of Post cards. / Sections 13, 14, 15 / Numbers 524 - 573 / " 582 - 601 / " 620 - 631'
Labels and text printed on album spine
'CLASSEAUR / ALBUM / CARTES POSTALES / Sections / 13 14 15 / The Milford Haven / Collection of Post cards. / / Numbers 524 - 573 / " 582 - 601 / " 620 - 631'
printed on album cover
'Je t'aime oh! coq chéri, / Reste avec moi pour la vie'
printed on postcard, recto
Height: 7 cm album, Width: 11 cm album, Depth: 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.
Postcard, Milford Haven Collection, Woman in armchair embraces her large cockerel, kissing its beak, lithograph, French, ca.1902
Printing ink; Card
Postcards; Cocks (birds)
Postcards; Erotica; Ephemera
Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection