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Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card with a girl dressed in a costume as the Statue of Liberty. The torch is in her right hand, and a white shield that reads "United State...

Date: 1925 

Description: Cast members of a play staged for Valentine's Day, with costumed figures holding shields, a jester in a half-white and half-black costume, a woman with a c...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a center image of a woman and a cherub leaning on an ornamental stone wall. A column with an ornate top appears to the right. The...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card of a boy dressed in a blue sailor suit and a girl dressed in a pink outfit and bonnet. They are sitting arm in arm. He is holding a he...

Date: 1945-01-26 

Description: Kresge $1.00 Store, located at 13 South Pinckney Street, with a window display of Valentine cards and folders.

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: 1870 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a woman sitting in a meadow reading a book. She is wearing a yellow dress and a red hat with a feather. To the right in the backg...

Postcard

To My Valentine

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day postcard with Cupid holding a heart on the front and text at the foot that reads "To My Valentine." The background is decorated with carnat...

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: 1955 ca.

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card. A heart appears in the center with the text "I'd sure like to - 'Make Some Time' with you, Valentine!" A girl's face is in th...

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card with a green, orange and pink top. The top has a face on it, and hearts surround it. The text "You're Tops, Valentine" appears...

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: 1881 

Description: Valentine's Day card with a border of white flowers surrounding a smaller polka dot border. Inside is the text "St. Valentine's Day", daisies and a bee. Th...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card with a boy on a trike. He has a basket of hearts and letters on the back, and is wearing a red hat, blue and white striped shirt and b...

Print

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: 1932-02-15 

Description: Winners and entries in "Capital Times" Valentine contest. The Valentine with the court scene in the center, featuring comic actors in "Ladies of the Jury,"...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a little girl in a red outfit gazing at at bird in a tree. She is standing on a path with grass all around. There is an ornate b...

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

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card. A puppy wearing a blue bow sits with his front paws on an old fashioned cash register. On the keys is the text "I LOVE U". A...

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card with a pink telephone on a large red heart. The text on the upper left reads "Nothing "Phoney" About This! Be My Valentine". T...

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