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Valentine’s Card Gallery Types P-V

[Canivet-Ionela]Religious Devotionals, Knipsel, Canivets
Catholic countries: Made by nuns out of cut lace with a saint and the sacred heart in the center. (1. 5)
[Tin-Type Card]
Tintype aka Melainotype, Ferrotype. Photograph taken on thin sheets of tin or iron instead of glass and put in the center of decorated writing paper. Invented in the 1850s. Fast, simple, cheap, durable and a favorite at county fairs. Pictures were carried in lockets.
[love knot]True & Endless Love-Knot
Handrawn or colored maze of knotted loops with no beginning or end, sometimes in the shape of hearts with love verses written on them. The messages are designed to be read from any point.
[Vinegar Valentine]Vinegar Valentines
Also called ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ because they cost a penny to send. They are unsigned cards containing insults. Invented in the late 1800s.

Verses where tiny pictures take the place of some of the words. (1, 2, 3, 4)

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