- Place of origin:
ca. 1905 (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 an elderly gentleman in frock coat and tall hat looking longingly at a young woman with protruding bustle on her red skirt. He carries a red umbrella under his arm, and its handle is shaped like a penis which is being directed towards the woman. The legend says: 'You've an old umbrella!'
Place of Origin
ca. 1905 (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
'È vecchio il tuo ombrello! / T'en as un vieux parapluie'
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, Elderly gentleman, holding umbrella handle suggestively, looks longingly at bulging bustle of young woman, lithograph, Italian, ca.1905
Printing ink; Card
Penis; Umbrellas; Top hats; Postcards; Bustles
Postcards; Erotica; Ephemera
Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection