Seaside Postcards

Title

Seaside Postcards

Description

A collection of seaside postcards from a bound album of an unidentified person. Includes humourous postcards published by H. B. Ltd., London and Bamforth & Co., Holmfirth. Artists included are Gould, Donald McGill, Henley, Carter, and Reg Maurice.

These postcards became widespread in the early 1930s. They were often bawdy in nature, with frequent use of innuendo, double entendres, and stereotypical characters.

In the early 1950s, the British government decided to ban many of these postcards. The more liberal 1960s saw a revival of these the saucy postcards which came to be considered as an art form.

Items in the Seaside Postcards

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All sorts of things come out on the courts!
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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"You haven't walked through the streets with that in your hand?"  "No, you fool, I came on the tram!"
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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"Gosh, here comes old ICY-FINGERS!"
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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Pardon me madam, you've dropped you brassiere!
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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"Oh, painter, I want you to touch up the place where my husband put his hand last night!
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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"I want to back the favourite, please.  My sweetheart gave me a pound, to do it both ways!"
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"No more charabanc trips for me - every minute I thought I'd be hurled into maternity!"
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"You know, Miss Haybag, like all explorers it is my ambition to penetrate parts where no man has been before!"
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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"Look at his tentacles hanging down!"  "Aint they a funny shape - an' eight of 'em too!"
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"Now, which of you is going to be Mother?"
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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Ya Coward!
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"Many a battle has been fought under this grand old flag!"
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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His wife must be at home.  He keeps on saying 'Yes, George!'
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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Mummy, did you find baby under the gooseberry bush?  Yes dear.  Well, he's got a thorn sticking in him
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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"What on earth do I pay you £10 a week for?"  "I can't conceive!"
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If you don't have it like a good child I'll give it to the gentleman over the other side!
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"Chocolates Cigarettes -- Matches Balloons."
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"Yes, I'll take the flat it you'll put me in a bath!"
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"I'd like to find the blighter who took my bathing suit!"
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"What do you think of 'er, Bill?"  "Not much!  Too top-heavy for my liking!"
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Tut, tut!  He won't be ready for his tea for some time yet!
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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I don't know whether my ass is on me, or if I'm on my ass
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"Will you be very long Sir, 'cos missus is waitin' for your sheet to lay the brekfuss!"
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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"Well, it's your own fault - you shouldn't let him bite your shoulder!"
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person

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"My darling - soon I must go, but believe me I shall leave you with an aching heart!"
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"I'd like a strong pair of corsets."  "What bust?"  "Nothing, they just wore out!"
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"That's right little hen!  Rather death than dishonour!!"
Postcard from a bound album of an unidentified person