"I Wish I Could See My Little Willy"
"I Wish I Could See My Little Willy": Margate's 1950s campaign against saucy seaside postcards
This exhibition celebrates the completion of the JISC-funded Cartoon Archive Rapid Digitisation (CARD) project which has added 32,000 cartoons to the BCA's online catalogue. The project included the Director of Public Prosecutions' collection of seaside postcards seized as obscene by police in the 1950s, and this exhibition features those seized in Margate.
Part of the exhibition can be seen in the Group "The DPP's anti-obscenity campaign in Margate"
The launch on the 23rd September at 5.30 in The Gallery, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NU will be followed by an illustrated talk on the Margate campaign by Dr Nicholas Hiley, Curator of the British Cartoon Archive at 7pm in Room 201 of the Templeman Library.
The exhibition is free, and runs until 13 November 2011. Opening hours are 8am - 9pm Monday to Friday, 9am - 7pm Saturday Sunday. If the lights are off in the Gallery please ask reception staff to switch them on.
23/09/2011 - 13/11/2011
The Gallery, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NU