#MuseumCats in objects

By sarah madden, blog editor on 30 Jul 2014

anti-suffrage postcards

Today is #MuseumCats Day. ‘What does that mean?’ I hear you ask. Well, it means that museums all over the world are taking to social media to share their own feline inspired collection objects – because who doesn’t love a picture of a cat? From satirical, anti-suffrage cats to ornamental cats, to mummified cats, here’s what we found when we delved into the Museum of London’s collection… Read the full postRead the full post

I Love You…I Love You Not: Victorian Valentine’s Day cards

By sarah madden, blog editor on 30 Jan 2014
Victorian Valentine's cards

Victorian Valentine’s cards

When the Uniform penny post rocked up in 1840, it completely revolutionised the way in which people communicated. Sending letters and cards, such as those celebrating Valentine’s Day, became easier and cheaper and as a result a thriving business developed in central London. Read the full postRead the full post

Rollerskating cupid! Comic Victorian Valentines

By marketing on 13 Feb 2013
Rollerskating cupid image

“Ere CUPID wore the nimble wheel, Which supersedes the glittering steel, Yet scarcely proves so safe a keel, And went a-RINKING He launched a dart and wounded me, My sweet, the bolt was tipped with thee, And so I met it lovingly, Without once SHRINKING”

Victorian Valentine cards were experimental and eye catching. At this time of year London stationers put on enormous, impressive displays of valentine cards in their shop windows. Read the full postRead the full post