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Postcard – Just dreaming about it At Folkestone

Date made: 1920 (circa)

Maker / artist: Unknown

Material: card

Period: 20th century

Accession number: F7007

Seaside cartoon postcard. Caption reads: I’d be content to stay here for the rest of my natural, – just dreaming about it At Folkestone. Picture shows a middle age dozing man, smoking a pipe and enjoying a well-earned rest on the beach, from a life of hard work, with grey factory in background. In the 1920s, when this comic postcard was produced, most people worked very long hours, often in strenuous jobs. Some only had one week’s holiday a year. His red nose and face may be the result of sunburn, drinking too much beer, or both.

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