PENNY DREADFUL CAMERA VALENTINES
Penny Dreadful Valentines, or Vinegar Valentines were introduced in 1858 and continued in one form or another until the 1970's.
They cost a penny, were printed on cheap paper in crude colors and featured extremely insulting verse.
Penny Dreadfuls were usually sent anonymously to people one didn't like. And, to add insult to injury, during the 19th century, the person receiving the mail, was obligated to pay the postage.
In honor of Valentines Day, this page contains three examples of Penny Dreadful Valentines which depict cameras.
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Richard T. Rosenthal
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April 19, 2014
An assortment of 19th
and 20th century photographs
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