Sentimental Lace Valentine Box Lid

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Sentimental Lace Valentine

Title

Sentimental Lace Valentine Box Lid

Subject

Description

This advertisement targeted at wholesale buyers makes sure to let us know that the Worcester-based Whitney is a special brand, providing top-quality love tokens. As the advertisement underscores, all Whitney valentines are "stamped with a W over the price, so that parties may easily distinguish them from other manufacturers." In 1888, by establishing paper-embossing technology in the United States, Whitney eliminated the need for English-imported embossed paper. By the same year, Whitney had become a valentine mogul with offices all over the United States. Soon his trademark "W" became a recognizable symbol of quality among well-to-do buyers looking for something extra special to offer their loved ones.

Creator

Whitney, George C. (manufacturer)

Date

c. 1880

Format

26 x 21 cm

Printed color ink on paper, mounted on pasteboard

Spatial Coverage

Worcester, Massachusetts

Reference

Sentimental Lace Valentine Box Lid, Whitney, George C. (manufacturer), 1880

Cite As

Whitney, George C. (manufacturer), “Sentimental Lace Valentine Box Lid,” Valentines Ephemera Exhibition, accessed April 23, 2024, https://www.americanantiquarian.org/valentinesephemera/items/show/52.