Donald McGill Postcards, Artwork Catalogue
This catalogue shows the Michael Winner collection of original artwork by Donald McGill (1875-1962). This was published in 2006 for an exhibition of original postcard artwork by this unique master of the saucy seaside postcard.
This catalogue is packed with images covering seaside jokes, newlyweds, innuendo, double-entendre and more.
There is a fascinating introduction by John Russell Taylor which discusses the cultural history of the period; between the First World War and the 1960s. This was a period which began when ‘sex as naughty’ and generally people were sexually repressed. In many ways it went through a period of hypocrisy and arrived at the sexual freedom of the Swinging Sixties. When these postcards were in their heyday they were both loved and frowned upon.
There is also a foreword by the film director Michael Winner (1935-2013) on his collection, and and article on The Life Events of Donald McGill by John Henty.
This book is in excellent condition, a paperback of over 80 pages in full colour.