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  • Maker:

    King, Jonathan

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  • Location:

    In Store

  • Comic, cruel valentine's card printed as a woodcut on cheap paper with a caricature of a widow wearing a bonnet that reads, 'To Be Let.' The print is crudely coloured and below is printed a verse 'Poor widow weeping for the loss, Of one you'll ne'er forget And yet the thought my mind will cross, That you are to be Let, But in you no charm I see, And therefore frankly own, That all the chance you have with me, Is to be let alone.' One of a collection of sample comic valentines bound in a single volume, stored within a wooden case. On the spine of the case is a label 'Comic'.

  • Measurements

    H 240 mm; W 185 mm

  • Materials

    paper; ink

  • Last Updated





    permanent collection


    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related Group

    Valentines Cards


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