Be Mine: The Myth Behind These Gorgeous Victorian Love Tokens

A typical sailor’s valentine of the 1800s (Source: penobscotmarinemuseum.org)

Maritime museums frequently have these relics in their collections. Usually, they are constructed within wooden octagonal boxes, filled with a variety of colorful, carefully chosen seashells…

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