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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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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