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Valentines Cards of the 19th and 20th Century

This selection of approximately 120 images features valentines greetings cards from the late 18th century up until the 1960s, most of which were collected by the Montrealer Dorothy Cushing. They illustrate the evolution of commercial valentines in the 19th and 20th century.

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  • Hand-painted and printed Valentine's Day cards on embossed and elaborately printed papers.

 

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To My Valentine (C271_B9.22)

Greeting card, Valentine
To My Valentine
1880-1910, 19th century or 20th century
C271_B9.22

Forget Me Not (C271_B7.32)

Greeting card, Valentine
Forget Me Not
1880-1910, 19th century or 20th century
C271_B7.32

To Thee (C271_B6.11)

Greeting card, Valentine
To Thee
1880-1910, 19th century or 20th century
C271_B6.11