Comic valentine's card; 1840-1849
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 30cm

Comic valentine's card; 1840-1849

Archibald Alexander Park

© Museum of London

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Comic valentine's card printed as a woodcut on cheap paper with a caricature of a woman eating a pie. The print is crudely coloured and below is printed a verse, 'Well done, Mrs. Glutton, Stick fast to the mutton, And having devoured that first, Pitch in it again, And, perhaps, you may then Try to manage the whole of the crust. Billy Shakespere said pat-- "Give me men that grow fat;" And it went by Philosophy's rules, That the glutton of life, Whether husband or wife, Was always the greatest of fools. So with you I don't breakfast--nor yet do I dine, Mrs. Glutton, for me you are no Valentine.' One of a collection of sample comic valentines bound in a single volume, stored within a wooden case. On the spine of the case is a label 'Comic'. One of a series of valentine's cards relating to various trades.




1840 AD - 1849 AD

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