nd c. 1910. Original edition. Colored print. 7" x 9.5", once folded but presented flat. Very good; tiny open tear at the top margin; small portion of
bottom right corner is missing. Item #19666
A vinegar valentine was decorated with a caricature and an insulting poem. This one mocked the mason for being stupid: "You are only a howling idiot, and you waste more than you use, / You can't lay a brick, or plaster a niche, but you know how to vilely abuse. / The hod you ought to be carrying, for you're only a spoiler of brick, / And you never did groan when hit with a stone, because your head [is] so thick. / You ought to be taken up by the heels, and thrown in a mortar-bed, / And mixed with that stuff, till it takes off the rough, and puts some sense in your head." Suitable for framing.