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Sea Mosses

Interest in collecting, drying and pressing algae, seaweed or sea moss, became a very popular pastime in the mid to late 1800s as the Victorians discovered the fascinating world of nature.

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Victorian Trade Cards

Popular between 1870 and 1900, so called “trade cards” were used by tradespeople to advertise their products.

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Valentines

The valentines in the Museum's collection range from the mid-19th to the early 20th century, most acquired by donation from unknown sources.

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Happy New Year!

Good morrow! little duck / And every little dear.
May the best of luck / Bless your bright New Year!

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