Raynors HCA 2018-06
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Printed colorized Civil War era valentine, 1p. 4to., entitled: "The Old Maid and Her Pets" showing a gaudily dressed big-nosed woman with a hybrid half Black man/monkey seated on her lap who affectionately strokes her face. The little poem beneath reads, in full: "Since love to men you ne'er would give, But treat them quite cold; Despised you'll be, as long as you live, By young as well as old. You're only fit to sit and chat, To some vile monkey or Tom Cat." Original folds indicates that this valentine was actually sent to some unfortunate recipient, else near fine.
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Racist Civil War Valentine Hybrid Monkey Affectionately Looks Into The Face of His Master

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