Love’s Gift: A History of Victorian Valentine Cards
Date: Thursday 11th February 2021
Start Time: 7pm
Categories: Virtual, Talk
The Museum of East Dorset has one of the best known collections of Victorian Valentine cards in existence. In this talk, Collections Officer Mark Neathey will discuss the Victorian’s vital contribution to the Valentines tradition of sending a card to your loved one. He will explore why Valentines became so popular, the different designs of cards produced by the Victorians and explain the symbolic meaning of the imagery used in them. Examples from the museum’s own fascinating collection of Victorian Valentines, will be used to illustrate the talk. You will have the opportunity to see some beautiful and elaborate romantic Valentines and also learn about the cheap and nasty ‘Vinegar Valentines’
Following the talk there will be an opportunity to ask Mark any questions you wish related to the collection in a Q&A session.
This is a zoom event and an access code and log in details will be sent to your email on 11th February.