'Why should the devil have all the best tunes?' That seems to have been the view of Conservative Central office in the years just before the First World War, when the political postcard was at its zenith.
All these three gems - bought today from a postcard stall at Warwick - were produced by the National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations in or about 1910.
The postcard above shows David Lloyd George and Keir Hardie racing nags labelled respectively 'Liberalism' and 'Socialism', suggesting that they were much of a muchness and exhausting each other in a contest which the Conservatives were able to sit out.
The postcards below speak for themselves - H.H. Asquith (born in my home town of Morley and also an old boy of Fulneck School) was the reforming Liberal Prime Minister from 1908 until he was capsized by his Liberal rival Lloyd George in 1916.
And you have to hand it to the Tories - for political postcards these are a cut above most of the rest.
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