Vinegar Valentines (31 items)

Vinegar valentines are cards that would be sent to scorn the recipient. Popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these cards usually feature caricature portraits of figures demonstrating failings such as vanity, laziness or stupidity.

    • Can You Refuse Me?
    • 'Can You Refuse Me?'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 828
    • Vinegar valentine's card showing a man wearing a...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 890.41KB
      1282 x 2321px
    • How Doth the Little Spelling Bee, Amuse an Idle Hour
    • 'How Doth the Little Spelling Bee, Amuse an Idle Hour'. Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19106
    • How Doth the Little Spelling Bee, Amuse an Idle...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.17MB
      1519 x 2469px
    • Valentine's Card
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19111
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875. Shows a woman...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.27MB
      1456 x 2432px
    • Must Settle Down Sometime, But Won't Throw Himself Away Too Early
    • 'Must Settle Down Sometime, But Won't Throw Himself Away Too Early'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19139
    • Must Settle Down Sometime, But Won't Throw...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 576.86KB
      1073 x 1750px
    • Don't Imagine Anyone Will Take You for a Gentleman
    • 'Don't Imagine Anyone Will Take You for a Gentleman'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19134
    • Don't Imagine Anyone Will Take You for a...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.08MB
      1464 x 2322px
    • Pride Will Have a Fall
    • 'Pride Will Have a Fall'. Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19108
    • Pride Will Have a Fall. Vinegar Valentine's card,...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 963.15KB
      1472 x 2443px
    • How Gratifying to be the Envy of Our Friends
    • 'How Gratifying to be the Envy of Our Friends'. Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19109
    • How Gratifying to be the Envy of Our Friends....
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.17MB
      1461 x 2432px
    • Pity a Poor Wounded Heart
    • 'Pity a Poor Wounded Heart'. Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19110
    • Vinegar Valentine's Card, c1875. Shows a man...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.22MB
      1456 x 2432px
    • Valentine's Card
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19112
    • Vinegar Valentine's Card, c1875. Shoes a woman in...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.26MB
      1456 x 2432px
    • Valentine's Card
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19113
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875. Shows a drunken...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.23MB
      1456 x 2432px
    • Valentine's Card
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19116
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875. Shows a...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.4MB
      1456 x 2432px
    • Valentine's Card
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19117
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875. Shows a...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.28MB
      1456 x 2432px
    • Valentine's Card
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19118
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875. Shows a middle...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.26MB
      1456 x 2432px
    • A Duck and Geese
    • 'A Duck and Geese'. Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19119
    • A Duck and Geese. Vinegar Valentine's card,...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 952.08KB
      2288 x 1520px
    • Love Among the Roses
    • 'Love Among the Roses'. Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19120
    • Love Among the Roses. Vinegar valentine's card,...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 378.55KB
      1162 x 766px
    • No Reasonable Offer Refused
    • 'No Reasonable Offer Refused'. Vinegar Valentine's card, 19th century.
    • 19127
    • No Reasonable Offer Refused. Vinegar valentine's...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 366.23KB
      1155 x 761px
    • Could We But Gaze Unseen
    • 'Could We But Gaze Unseen'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19130
    • Could We But Gaze Unseen. Vinegar valentine's...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 777.35KB
      1464 x 2460px
    • Write You Down An Ass? Tis Done Sir
    • 'Write You Down An Ass? Tis Done Sir'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19131
    • Write You Down An Ass? Tis Done Sir. Vinegar...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 676.56KB
      1470 x 2466px
    • A Scolding Woman's Tongue is a Scorpion
    • 'A Scolding Woman's Tongue is a Scorpion'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19132
    • A Scolding Woman's Tongue is a Scorpion. Shows a...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 701.78KB
      1446 x 2400px
    • Could We See Ourselves as Others See Us
    • 'Could We See Ourselves as Others See Us'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19133
    • Could We See Ourselves as Others See Us. Vinegar...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 892.73KB
      1716 x 3012px
    • Waiting for an Offer
    • 'Waiting for an Offer'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19135
    • Waiting for an Offer. Vinegar Valentine's card,...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.07MB
      1428 x 2298px
    • Wait a Little Longer
    • 'Wait a Little Longer'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19138
    • Wait a Little Longer. Vinegar Valentine's card,...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 841.54KB
      1314 x 2022px
    • Are you still nineteen?
    • 'Are You Still Nineteen?'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19141
    • Are you still nineteen? Vinegar Valentine's Card,...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 758.95KB
      1385 x 2235px
    • Valentine's Card
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19143
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, 19th century. Shows a...
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    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.09MB
      1685 x 2925px
    • It Isn't Fine Feathers that Make Fine Birds
    • 'It Isn't Fine Feathers that Make Fine Birds'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19144
    • It Isn't Fine Feathers that Make Fine Birds....
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.44MB
      1722 x 2820px
    • That's all You're Good For
    • 'That's All You're Good For'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19146
    • That's all You're Good For. Vinegar Valentine's...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.54MB
      1635 x 2794px
    • Where Ignorance is Bliss, 'Tis Folly to be Wise
    • 'Where Ignorance is Bliss, 'Tis Folly to be Wise'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19148
    • Where Ignorance is Bliss, 'Tis Folly to be Wise....
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.01MB
      1747 x 2916px
    • Card Album
    • 'It is Divine to Love, But if We Can't; What Then?'. Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19107
    • It is Divine to Love, But if We Can't; What Then?...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.03MB
      1450 x 2443px
    • Valentine's Card
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19114
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875. Shows a man in...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.45MB
      1456 x 2432px
    • Valentine's Card
    • Vinegar Valentine's card, c1875.
    • 19115
    • Vinegar valentine's card, c1875. Shows a young...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.39MB
      1456 x 2432px
    • Valentine's Card
    • 'Sold Again My Friend; Sold Again'. Vinegar Valentine's card, late 19th century.
    • 19147
    • Sold Again My Friend; Sold Again. Vinegar...
    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & HoveRoyal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
    • Public Domain / CC0
    • Size: 1.0MB
      1758 x 2946px