WW1 UK comic postcard, policeman with kids and dog c.1917

$12.00 USD

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Humorous image of rotund British Bobby holding sign ‘AIR RAID TAKE COVER’, with two children and a dog taking cover under his belly.

Signature at bottom ‘Donald McGill’.

On back:

Inter-Art Co. Florence House, Barnes, London S.W.
               “COMIQUE” Series  No. 2194
             British Manufacture Throughout




Donald Fraser Gould McGill (1875 –1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with the genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns. The cards mostly feature an array of attractive young women, fat old ladies, drunken middle-aged men, honeymoon couples and vicars. He has been called 'the king of the saucy postcard', and his work is collected and appreciated for his artistic skill, its power of social observation and earthy sense of humour. Even at the height of his fame he only earned three guineas a design, but today his original artwork can fetch thousands of pounds.



International Art Co. (Inter-Art Co.)   1909-1931 Red Lion Square, London, England

Published artist drawn cards depicting romantic, glamour, comic, patriotic, and other themes. Especially known for the Katchy Kid series and their cards printed during World War One. Many of these cards were made through tricolor printing.