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The Swell Clerk [greeting card]

view The Swell Clerk [greeting card] digital asset number 1
Collector:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.)
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 9.7" x 7.0"
Type:
Vinegar Valentines
Greeting cards
Valentines
Date:
1880
1900
Circa 1890
Summary:
Vinegar valentine, with image of a well dressed man. Poem below image: "Go away you homely little dude, or I'll hit you with a feather, / I really think t'would make you wilt, though I'd prefer it leather. / As for your natty suit of clothes, that you love to sport about, / You'll stick it in a pawn-shop before the month is out. / The girls think you are silly, or what is even worse, / A dude who has an empty head, and owns an empty purse."
Cite as:
Norcross Greeting Card Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Clerks
Local number:
AC0058-0000045.tif (AC Scan No.)
See more items in:
Norcross Greeting Card Collection 1800-1981 (mostly ca. 1880-1900, 1920-1981)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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