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MAXIMS OF GREAT MEN - We should all begin life with a determination to do well whatever we take in hand. The first step on the ladder that leads to success is the firm determination to succeed. Lord Wolseley

Publisher Valentine & Son, Ltd., Dundee and London (1851–1963)


Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chromolithograph and metallic pigment on card stock.

Not On View



Back: undivided. Mint.
Valentine’s Series Printed in Great Britain


Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder