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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: 1954 

Description: Valentine's Day card of a tree in a pot with hearts on the branches. A sign on the upper right reads "A Valentine MONEY TREE For You". There are ten slots...

Date: 1913 

Description: Valentine's Day postcard of a lady holding a heart, being "held up" by two "western-themed" Cupids holding pistols. She is wearing a pink and floral print...

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: 1958-01-30 

Description: A teacher answers a student's question as the other students cut hearts from construction paper to make valentine cards.

Postcard

To My Valentine

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day postcard with Cupid holding a bow and arrow seated in a two wheeled cart made of flowers, two cherubs are pushing it. They are in a meadow...

Photograph

Jitterbug Champions

Date: 1950-02-08 

Description: Portrait of LOFT jitterbug competition champions Donna Armstrong and Steve Gust in a large Valentine heart "frame."

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a flower and large leaf. A verse is printed on the leaf. It reads "Vainly shall we list for voices, made by absence doubly dear,...

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...

Date: 1940 

Description: Valentine's Day "secret pal" card with a peach on the front, and a cake and plum on the inside (all shown). The peach has long eyelashes, red lipstick and...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card of a soda fountain with two girls seated on stools in front of the counter and a soda jerk behind. Two puppies are on the floor near t...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Valentine created using a "Whitney's Valentine Material" kit. The "folder" (card) has a boy in military uniform holding a rifle. He is kissing a girl on th...

Date: 1978-02-14 

Description: "Valentine's Day party in Theresa Public School gymnasium."

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

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Description: Valentine's Day card of a cat with a megaphone sitting on the number three. In a blue plaid heart tucked behind, the text reads: "I'd Give 3 Cheers If You'...

Postcard

To My Valentine

Date: 1912 

Description: Valentine's Day postcard with a large red heart with two white doves and Cupids on either side. The heart is surrounded by blue Forget Me Nots. The backgro...

Date: 1957-02-05 

Description: Dick Togstad and Judy Schwartz admire a poster for the West High School Valentine dance.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with three layers. The bottom layer is a pink and white card with embossed floral designs. The middle layer (not visible) is a country...

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...

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