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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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  April 19, 2014

An  assortment of  19th and 20th century photographs 
taken  by anonymous 
&
  still obscure photographers

                                                                                 Copyright 2000 
                                                                    by Richard T. Rosenthal. All rights reserved.