Saucy Postcards: The Bamforth Collection (BOK)

Marcus Hearn

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The Yorkshire-based publisher Bamforth & Co started producing 'saucy' postcards in 1910. These cheeky designs became synonymous with the English seaside resorts where they were sold, but were exported all over the world. After WW2, Bamforth artists began to satirise the classic comic archetypes that still resonate today - henpecked husbands, naughty nurses and randy milkmen. Contemporary concerns ranging from the contraceptive pill to the Space Race also received the irreverent Bamforth treatment. Saucy Postcards: The Bamforth Collection celebrates the golden age of these comic gems, with a selection of more than 250 cards originally published from the early 1950s to the mid-1970s. The book's introduction reveals the story behind the company, and the battles with the postcard censorship committees that resulted in almost 150 prosecutions.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Marcus Hearn
Constable & Robinson
ISBN 9781472105462
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 18,6cm x 18,8cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 629 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Humour, Industrial / commercial art & design

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