Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
A bound album of papercut valentines and accompanying poems created by Elizabeth Cobbold in the early 19th century.
A handmade valentine with a lock of brown hair tied with ribbon and mounted on a white paper doily. The lock of hair is surrounded by embossed chromolithograph die-cuts of flowers and a heart with a woman's face in the middle, surrounded by playing cards (all suit of hearts) and roses. A dried, yellowed four-leaf clover is also part of the floral decoration around the lock of hair. The creator is unknown.
This item is a heart-shaped Valentine with origami folds that hangs from a ribbon. It was created approximately in the 1840s. There is currently no biographical information on the creator.
The Johns Hopkins University women's suffrage collection documents the history of the women's suffrage movement both in the United States and abroad from 1879 to approximately 1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1900 to 1920. It is an artificially assembled collection of materials selected by the curators of Special Collections.
A vinegar valentine on the topic of feminine modesty titled "Simply Shocking!" The image, drawn by Charles J. Howard, shows a woman from behind, who is clutching her skirt in one hand such that the fabric is drawn tight against her rear. The poem's text reads, "'Oh me! Oh my!' in awe we cry / when we behold your weird display; / 'Some folks don't know what not to show,' / is what your get up makes us say."
An anti-smoking vinegar valentine titled "Slow Suicide." The image, drawn by Charles J. Howard, features a man smoking and a pack of cigarettes emblazoned with "1 doz. assorted coffin nails." The valentine's poem reads, "If health and strength a man would lose / One certain means there is to choose -- / Inhale the cigarette's deadly smoke / And prematurely he will croak."
Copied from dealer description: [Valentine Victorian Sweetheart Fan]. [Np. c. 1890s]. Folding hand fan. 8½ x 14½ inches (opened). Six die-cut vanes; heavy card stock, embossed and printed by chromolithography in color and metallic inks; vanes interwoven with a cream silk ribbon; a brass grommet pivots at tail. Bright gilt; sharp die-cut edges; very good.