Happy Valentine’s Day!

vinegarValentine2I’m sure we can all agree that the only thing more annoying than someone celebrating Valentine’s Day in a sappy, overly-romantic fashion is someone who gripes and whines about the day being a “Hallmark Holiday” created a few years back as a commercial enterprise.

To help shut up both those sorts, some handy links detailing the explosion of pornographic Valentine’s Day cards that came about with the drop on postal rates in the late nineteenth century, and a some delightful images of “vinegar valentines“, also from the Victorian era.



~ by smwilliams on February 14, 2013.