Fantastic Felines

There was an exhibition in the Streetlife Museum that I kept seeing mentioned on Twitter.  It was called Fantastic Felines and was a display featuring picture postcards designed by a music hall singer Violet Roberts.  Although born in Hammersmith in 1895, her family moved to Hull when she was 6 and she spent the rest of her life in Hull and later, Beverley.

A very talented lady, as well as singing, she was a postcard artist.  In Edwardian England, the postcard was almost like today’s text message.  Postal deliveries were several times a day so you could send a postcard in the morning and get a reply by the afternoon post.  Violet’s postcards featured drawings of comically dressed cats with amusing captions and the exhibition featured a number of them.




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