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Valentines

Soule fabric valentine, ca. 1882

Soule fabric valentine, ca. 1882

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Maine Historical Society

Fringed valentines were popular in the 1880s. This one says "From my heart, I wish you happiness." Capt. Alonzo Soule addressed it to his wife, Deborah S. Soule, writing "To Wifey."

Alonzo Soule (son of Barnabas and Mehitable Wyer) married Deborah Sinnett on January 4, 1803; they had nine children.

Alonzo, a sailor, was lost at sea in November of 1883; the patent date for this valentine was February 14, 1882. This may have been the last valentine he gave her.


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