Valentine, Slick, Vinegar Valentine, Penny Dreadful, 1900
An original and very hard to find "Vinegar Valentine" or "Penny Dreadful" titled, "They Needn't be Slick to do the Trick." These sarcastic and sometimes mean-spirited notes were usually sent anonymously to those who weren't liked, and were usually sent COD so the recipient also had to pay the postage. Mounted on a standard acid-free 11" x 14" board, image including margins measures 10" x 13.5". Published in the US, circa 1900. This is an original chromolithograph, not a reproduction.