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Valentine from 1911 with poem about law

“Vinegar Valentine” (1911)

From the Virtual Exhibit “Legal Ephemera in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room”

Assembled by Karen S. Beck for the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room,  Boston College Law Library

” Illustrated postcards enjoyed widespread popularity in the United States and Europe from the turn of the twentieth century until the 1950s. One of the most interesting types of postcards were those known as “vinegar valentines.” These were satiric postcards designed to be sent to one’s loved one. Often the topic was occupational, and such vinegar valentines may be found parodying a broad range of professions including doctors, nurses and accountants. One of the most popular subjects was lawyers.”

– Michael H. Hoeflich, donor

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