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Postcard - Ouefs de Pâques

Ouefs de Pâques

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • 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.

Physical description

A postcard depicting a girl clad only in her chemise seated on a man's lap, her arms twined around his neck. He is showing her a little case with two large eggs in it. He says: 'On my knees, dearie, I want to offer you these pretty eggs.' She replies: 'It's certain your eggs are pretty but I want the whole bag of tricks.'

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


ca. 1903 (made)


Unknown (artist)

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

'OEUFS D / PÂQUES / Sur mes genoux cherie je veux, / T'offrir ces jolies oeufs. / Tes oeufs son jolis c'est certain, / Mais j'en préfère l'ecrain.'
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.

Descriptive line

Postcard, Milford Haven Collection, 'Ouefs de Pâques' (Easter eggs), girl draped on man's knee while he shows her a box containing two eggs, lithograph, German, ca.1903


Printing ink; Card



Subjects depicted

Postcards; Testicles; Eggs


Postcards; Erotica; Ephemera


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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