Apologies for showing this early 20th century example of a postcard that is both humorous and offensively stereotypical – but I wanted to make a couple of points.
First of all, of course, you will notice that ‘funny’ postcards of this era were obviously produced without any reference to where they were bought – I imagine the local printer bought them and over-printed the name?
But I was also interested in the little bit of social history in the message on the bank. The writer starts off ‘Dear Mrs Williams’ – very formal, but ends with ‘Love from’ and initials. Was this innocent message actually concealing a love affair?