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Postcard

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sager, Xavier (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lineblock print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:

    E.525:536-2001

  • 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.

Physical description

A postcard depicting a woman in a pink-flowered dress with a blue collar looking at the counter of a butcher on which a pig's head and sausages are displayed. She says in French: 'Oh the beautiful sausages! I must have the biggest.'

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1903 (made)

Artist/maker

Sager, Xavier (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lineblock print

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

'No. 55. -- Ah ! les belles saucisses ! / I me faudrait la plus grosse.'
printed on postcard, recto

Dimensions

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.

Descriptive line

Postcard, Milford Haven Collection, by Xavier sager, Lady in pink-flowered dress gazes at the sausages hanging at butcher's counter, lineblock print, French, ca.1903

Subjects depicted

Butchers; Postcards; Pigs; Sausages

Categories

Postcards; Erotica; Ephemera

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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