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Creators:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Dates:
Circa 1890
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 9.5" x 7.4".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Vinegar valentine, with image of a man with a large red nose at a workbench. Remainder of poem below image: "...To look a wife with such a nose; / Besides the drunken life you've led, / I could not think with you to wed."

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Creators:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Dates:
Circa 1890
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 10.4" x 7.7".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Vinegar valentine, with image of a man writing at a tall desk. Poem below image: "You poor pen driver, with your inky fingers, / Constant drudgery still o'er you lingers, / The plan of your future I plainly can see, / A slave to your books and bottle you'll be; / Unless, indeed your employer discovers, / The demon, embezzlement, over you hovers."

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Creators:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Dates:
Circa 1890
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 9.9" x 7.3".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Vinegar valentine, with image of a woman walking a dog. Poem below image: "You dress so very smart and grand, / That lovers stare, yet wont propose, / The fact is this my dazzling Miss, / They are frightened at your clothes."

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Creators:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Dates:
Circa 1890
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 9.7" x 7.3".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Vinegar valentine, with image of a nursery maid with struggling with three children. Remainder of poem below image: "... You're a careless, unfeeling sham nursery maid, / Pray who would wed charms such as thine, / Or have such a slut for a valentine."

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Creators:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Dates:
Circa 1890
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 9.7" x 7.0".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Vinegar valentine, with image of a well dressed man. Poem below image: "Go away you homely little dude, or I'll hit you with a feather, / I really think t'would make you wilt, though I'd prefer it leather. / As for your natty suit of clothes, that you love to sport about, / You'll stick it in a pawn-shop before the month is out. / The girls think y...

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Creators:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Dates:
Circa 1890
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 9.1" x 7.1".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Vinegar valentine, with image of a woman sitting in a chair. Remaining poem below image: "... Of course there is no ill in her; / But if she wants a Valentine, / She must at once take down her sign. / For, O, that bottle nose doth show / Where the profits on the bonnets go."

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Creators:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Dates:
Circa 1890
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 9.4" x 6.8".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Vinegar valentine, with image of a man at workbench cutting tin with large shears. Poem below image: "You miserable clipper of tin! / You boozy old swiller of gin! / There's naught in the way of a sin / That you're not a graduate in. / But some-day the Devil will pin / You, and, tucking you under his fin, / In spite of your howls and your din, / Do...

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Creators:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Dates:
Circa 1890
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 9.8" x 7.0".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Vinegar valentine, with image of a man at a forge. Poem below image: "Blow, bellows, blow, the flames are high, / And my bold Smith has a flame in his eye; / Poor silly fool, he may go to pot, / If he cannot strike while the iron is hot."

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Creators:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Dates:
Circa 1890
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 9.5" x 6.9".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Vinegar valentine, with image of a man laying bricks. Poem below image: "Men and women all admire / A man who is a brick, / But a mortar-spreading knave like you, / Is enough to turn one sick."

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Creators:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Dates:
Circa 1910
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 8.8" x 6.6".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Vinegar valentine, with image of a man and woman ice skating. Remaining poem below image: "... My fine friend and true / But doesn't the thought / of thin ice bother you?"