These unusual Victorian valentines are the antithesis of the lacy, sentimental valentine greeting. "These scurrilous printed sheets, entered into the humour of the common and middle classes, fun and mischief were their elements. In reality they were masterpieces of the grotesque, venomous in humour, spiteful and rude, expressing anything but love." Information about the origin, size, and approximate date of each card is included along with selections from period newspapers. From the Scrap Album.