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Vintage Victorian Valentine’s cards (1860)

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Valentine’s Day cards from the Victorian era

These three beautiful Valentine’s cards, all from the mid-19th century, were carefully and creatively hand-crafted from other cards, pictures, doilies and other bits of ephemera available at the time.

Victorian valentine

 

Victorian valentine

 

Victorian valentine

First and second Victorian valentines courtesy the Harold B Lee Library at Brigham Young University; Third vintage Victorian valentine card from the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Complete image shown — photo crop as uploaded by the library).

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