Postcard

ca. 1906 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.



object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lithograph
Brief Description
Postcard, Milford Haven Collection, Woman in corset and pink and white underclothes, lithograph, probably German, ca.1906
Physical Description
A postcard depicting a woman smiling at the viewer and resting her foot on a low stool; she wears a blue corset and white and pink undergarments which are artfully falling off her shoulders
Dimensions
  • Album height: 25.8cm
  • Album width: 21cm
  • Album depth: 7cm
  • Card height: 9cm (Note: approximate)
  • Card width: 14cm (Note: approximate)
Marks and Inscriptions
'PostCards / THE MILFORD HAVEN COLLECTION OF POST CARDS / SECTION I - SECTION VI. SECTION IX. / SECTIONS 1 - 6.9 / Numbers 1-35/ " 72 - 120 / " 148 - 153 / " 163 - 184 / " 205 - 227 / " 250 - 313 / " 350 - 412' (Text and label on album cover)
Credit line
Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall
Object history
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.
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.



Collection
Accession Number
E.523:176-2001

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record createdJune 8, 2001
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