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.