Broken heart valentine, ca. 1840

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Broken heart valentine, ca. 1840

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Comic valentines, sometimes known as penny dreadfuls (as they sold for a penny), were popular in the 1840s. They featured caricatures-figures that look like cartoon drawings.

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  • Title: Broken heart valentine, ca. 1840
  • Creation Date: circa 1840
  • Subject Date: circa 1840
  • Media: paper
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 12 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2041
  • Collection: Valentines--19th century
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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