COMIC POSTCARDS INSPIRED BY THE TITLES OF MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON'S NOVELS
By
Jennifer Carnell

Comic postcards like those pictures below were published in the early part of the twentieth century and were probably aimed at the seaside postcard market.

' "Lady Audley's Secret" Miss Braddon.'
The artist was A.F.
Publishged as no. 10246 in The Wrench Series. Printed by the King's Printers.
Postmarked Grimsby 6.am, 20 March 1904 with a stamp and posted to Miss G. Snowdon, 7 Abbey Walk, Grimsby.

Lady Audley's Secret was probably the most popular choice for the comic postcard artist and usually the joke was based on Lady Audley's Secret not being as she seemed. In this instance a woman's maid removing her artificial leg. Other examples show a wig being removed and the woman pictured revealed as bald.

'Ralph the Bailiff (Miss Braddon)'
The artist was F. Cock. Published by G. & P. Ltd. in the Wellington Series.

'To the Bitter End (Miss Braddon)
The artist was Alick Penrose Forbes Ritchie
Published in the Well Known Book Series by H.M. & Co.

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