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By: Anonymous (not verified) | Item of the Day | February 8, 2023

This Victorian-era paper valentine was made in Minnesota between 1890 and 1900.

Learn more about traditions of dating and romance in the Gilded Age tomorrow, Feb. 9 at 7 pm in the virtual presentation "Victorian Love Lives" offered by the James J. Hill House and Alexander Ramsey House. Free, but registration is required.

ID: 9476.2 (Accession Number)
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