Monday, February 21, 2011

Penny Dreadfuls

This post is a little late, but I just had to share a link to the cynically amusing slideshow recently posted on Design Observer. Penny dreadfuls (or vinegar valentines) were 19th century insult greetings sent out on Valentine's Day — though the slideshow includes some later examples of the genre, too. I shudder to think that anyone actually got one of these in the mail! Have a look at the slideshow here.


Leila said...

Those are kind of amusing (and mean) indeed! Thanks for sharing!

benevolent postcard society said...

Glad you enjoyed these as much as I did Leila!