A Flowering of Affection: Victorian Valentine Cards at the Lilly Library  
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Manchester Polytechnic. Library. A gallery of greetings : a guide to the Seddon Collection of greetings cards in Manchester Polytechnic Library. Compiled by Laura Seddon. Manchester : Manchester Polytechnic Library, 1992.

Schmidt, Leigh Eric. "The fashioning of a modern holiday: St Valentine's Day, 1840-1870," Winterthur Portfolio 28 (Winter 1993): 209-45.

Schuster, Thomas, and Rodney Engen. Printed Kate Greenaway: catalogue raisonné. London: T.E. Schuster, 1986.

Staff, Frank. The valentine & its origins. New York: Praeger, 1969.


This online exhibition was designed and written by Erika Dowell, Public Services Librarian, Lilly Library, Indiana University Libraries (edowell@indiana.edu). Scanning and technical assistance provided by Jian Liu, Reference Librarian, Reference Department, Main Library E159, Indiana University Libraries (jiliu@Indiana.edu). Thanks also to Jian Liu for the inspiration and script editing that made possible the e-Valentines portion of the exhibition.

This online exhibition originally appeared in February 2001. It was expanded in February 2002. Sixteen additional cards were scanned, and five new sections added to the exhibition.

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