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Exhibit: Valentines

Broken heart valentine, ca. 1840

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Broken heart valentine, ca. 1840 / Maine Historical Society

Text by Nancy Noble

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Postcard valentines were very fashionable in early America, often collected and pasted into albums.

Elaborate valentines became popular in the mid 1800s. Children were a popular theme, especially as Dutch, sailors, scouts, and Indians characters.

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