Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard 1909–1939
Wednesday 5 July 2017
For the last lecture of the season, we look at the millions of the humorous postcards that were produced from the Edwardian era to the outbreak of World War II – not just for entertainment but to boost morale, to inspire, instruct, motivate and to persuade. James Taylor looks at popular themes and some of the masters of the medium, showing also the reasons why their popularity with the British public eventually waned.
Caption: Seaside postcard by Donald McGill
The notes for this lecture can be downloaded here
Below are photos of this lecture and the Volunteers’ Afternoon Tea