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The cringy history of vicious, Victorian-era vinegar valentines

Sweet, kind and loving are qualities people are eager to express on Valentine’s Day. But historian Susan Benjamin explains why the holiday was about being sour and salty in the Victorian era.

WBUR’s Andrea Shea produced this piece.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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