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Vinegar Valentine Print

1790

The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum

A paper print design for a Valentine in black ink. At the top is a caricatured grotesque images of a man going to kiss a woman on the cheek. The man resembles a frog with large lips. The woman is only wearing her under garments which are sliding off her shoulders and exposing her breasts. Next to her is a blind Cupid shooting an arrow at her. Beneath is the verse 'Madam I've found a Beau for you./ So perfect match;d, I'm sure heill do/ For he like you does take delight/ To make his form a very fright.' 'c 1790' is written in pencil in the top left corner.

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  • Title: Vinegar Valentine Print
  • Date Created: 1790
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