Wimborne & Blandford Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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11 December 2017Brilliant British Humour – the picture postcard 1909 - 1939
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Brilliant British Humour – the picture postcard 1909 - 1939
James Taylor MA FRSA
Monday 11 December 2017

James studied at the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester and is a former curator of paintings, drawings and prints, and co-ordinator of various exhibitions and galleries at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.  He  is also a lecturer and ships’ historian on board cruise ships.  James has published numerous works – mainly on nautical themes and one on the famous cartoonist Fougasse.

We are all familiar with the  picture postcard which is still surprisingly popular even today with its quintessentially broad British humour.  James will be talking about these objects when they were in their hey-day and  the subject of an essay by as notable a writer as George Orwell.  Prepare to be amused – perhaps shocked?  Certainly you will go away from this lecture fortified for the Christmas season.

NB  This meeting is on the 2nd Monday of the Month to avoid clashing with Christmas.