Dating donald mcgill postcards
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The cards show Mc Gill is not just sauce and seaside, he did his own bit for the war.’ Postcard publishers and artists took the opportunity to increase sales during the First World War by commenting on both military and civilian events as they unfolded.
Similar raids followed on seaside towns around England which led to a trial where Mc Gill was prosecuted.
Nick Higham has been for a preview of the exhibition in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
He made more than 12,000 original artworks for the postcard industry from 1904-1962, but they often had a double, risqué, meaning.
In 1953 five shops were raided by the police following a magistrates order of destruction.