A Loving Victorian Valentine’s

Unlike our assortment of Vinegar Valentine cards, which were sent in spite, an impassioned Victorian might want to send one or two of these cards, even if some of them may appear a little creepy to modern viewers…

Both of the styles date from around 1875 and were donated in one album by an anonymous donor in September 1940. The album is full with a variety of these two juxtaposing expressions of emotions. This selection of cards appear much more friendly and affectionate than the Vinegar cards, which you can see here.

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