Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Postcard - Les Asperges

Les Asperges

  • Object:

    Postcard

  • Place of origin:

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

  • Date:

    ca. 1906 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:

    E.525:563-2001

  • 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 boy in a market stall holding up a piece of slightly drooping asparagus before a woman with a shopping basket. She says: 'That's not much use to start with, young man.'

Place of Origin

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

Date

ca. 1906 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

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

'LES ASPERGES / PAS DE QUOI COMMENCER, MON PETIT'
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, 'Les asperges', boy in market holds a drooping asparagus before woman shopping, lithograph, French or German, ca.1906

Materials

Printing ink; Card

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Penis; Asparagus; Postcards

Categories

Postcards; Erotica; Ephemera

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.