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Description: Valentine's Day card of a blue shoe with stockings, but without laces. On the inside (not shown) is a woman in a long dress with her arms resting on a fenc...

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Description: Valentine's Day card of a boy in a painter's uniform and gloves. He holds a brush dripping red paint in his right hand. He has just painted "I Love You!" o...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card of a black and white dog with a furry tan ruff and a collar, holding a ribbon in his mouth that is attached to a heart. Within the hea...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The instructions for the "Whitney's Valentine Material" kit. These kits had "folders" (cards), paper lace and die cut paper ornaments. The purchaser then c...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day illustration, clipped from a newspaper, of a women with an enormous hat with feathers, puffed sleeves and voluminous skirt. Script below is...

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I Am Thine

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card of a die cut beet fastened to a die cut heart with a metal paper fastener. When closed, "I Am Thine" is on the front. When the beet is...

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Mexican Kiss

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a girl and a boy. She is wearing a green dress with a pink and green sash, and a red plaid hat. He is wearing a matador's costume...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card with a central red heart trimmed with lace. Cherry blossoms surround it. Red, pink and green sequins are sewn onto the card with beads...

View this beautiful collection of Valentine's Day greeting cards collected from 1840 through 1980.

Photograph

Valentine's Day

Date: 1978-02-12 

Description: "With the approach of Valentine's Day, the camera looks through the decorated windows of the Bob Bernhard home. Brenda watches her brother, Scott, playing...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card for a teacher. A scene of a schoolhouse with a belfry surrounded by trees, lawn and a fence. Schoolchildren are in the schoolyard carr...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Ornaments from a "Whitney's Valentine Material" kit. These were combined with the "folders" (cards) and paper lace to create personalized Valentine's Day c...

Date: 1960-02-13 

Description: Seated at the dinner table during the West Side Garden Club dinner-dance are, from left to right, Norma Neiland and Alice Wood. Standing are their husbands...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card of a black cartoon cat made of five pieces. It has a metal paper fastener in the center that allows movement of the head, legs and tai...

Painting

Valentine

Date:  date unknown

Description: Watercolor valentine written by a young man and given to one of the daughters of Louis Dousman, probably Violet or Virginia.

Date: 1965-02 

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card of a black horse leaning over a red heart with a rope border. Inside the heart is the text "If I Weren't So Bashful, I'd Say B...

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My Valentine

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card showing a male bird standing on a tree branch with a top hat, cane and bouquet of flowers. To the right is a female bird wearing a hat...

Date: 1949-02-04 

Description: Expanded metal material Valentine heart with six boxes of Keeley's Old Fashioned Chocolates, developed by Research Products Co.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a woman archer taking aim at the recipient. A heart-shaped target is behind her. She is wearing a glove and wrist guard. Her skir...

Date: 1957-02-05 

Description: Gail Cooper (left) and Margaret Sy (center) chuckle at the mouse image made by Ann Koch (right) for the Valentine Dance at West High School.

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