The Flapper

N.p., n.d. (ca 1910-1920). Single sheet, 10-1/4" x 7", printed in colors. Two old horizontal folds, mild wrinkling, Very Good.

The so-called "vinegar valentine" craze – cheap greetings with insulting messages, providing a sort of antidote to the sickly-sweet messaging of traditional Valentine's Day cards – began in the second half of the 19th century and persisted well into the 20th. The current example, carrying a distinctly anti-feminist message, lampoons the "flapper" craze of the Teens and Twenties, which it appears to characterize as simultaneously gender-defying and sexually provocative.

Price: $75.00

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