Donald McGill 'king of saucy postcards' celebrated


A new museum opens on Saturday commemorating the work of Donald McGill, widely regarded as the king of the seaside postcard.

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.

Similar raids followed on seaside towns around England which led to a trial where McGill was prosecuted.

Nick Higham has been for a preview of the exhibition in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

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