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Thursday 22nd July 10:00
Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard: 1840-1950
Dr James Taylor, a former auctioneer and curator of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, will talk about artist-drawn comic postcards the most popular art form from the Edwardian era to the outbreak of World War II. They entertained, inspired, instructed, motivated, persuaded and lifted-up the spirits. Discover the popular themes and styles by the masters of the medium such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Donald McGill and Fred Spurgin; and the reasons why their popularity waned with the British public. James has been collecting postcards for more than 45 years.