Anonymous Trolling, Victorian style

From The Rude, Cruel, and Insulting ‘Vinegar Valentines’of the Victorian Era, by Natalie Zarrelli:

“Vinegar valentines were commercially bought postcards that were less beautiful than their love-filled counterparts, and contained an insulting poem and illustration. They were sent anonymously, so the receiver had to guess who hated him or her; as if this weren’t bruising enough, the recipient paid the postage on delivery.”

Illustrating that people have always been dicks, it just took longer back then…

Read the rest here:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/vinegar-valentines-victorian

Valentine to a Suffragette.

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