Victorian Valentines: Intimacy in the Industrial Age
American Antiquarian Society
This exhibition is the result of collaboration between members of a Smith College art history course, ARH291: Be My Valentine - Ephemera, Ephemerality, and Affect from the Victorian Era to Today, taught by Professor Laura Kalba and the American Antiquarian Society. Focusing on a largely unprocessed collection of Valentine's Day cards held at AAS as well as a variety of online tokens, from memes to emojis, the course explored connections between nineteenth-century print ephemera and the ephemerality of images in the digital era.
Kalba, Laura; Rosenberg, Clara; and Stack, Sally, "Victorian Valentines: Intimacy in the Industrial Age" (2017). Art: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.