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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...

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: 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...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with three hearts attached by ribbons. The top heart contains two cherubs with a cornucopia full of hearts. It has a gold, blue and wh...

Postcard

To My Valentine

Date: 1910 

Description: Valentine's Day postcard featuring a girl and a boy. The girl, wearing a pink dress, stockings and shoes, with a red, white and blue sash and hair ribbon,...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card. A girl and a boy are holding hands. A red heart is in the background. the text reads "Oh, Valentine I'm in a 'Stew', I'm Simp...

Date: 1957-02-05 

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

Photograph

Making Valentines

Date: 1958-01-30 

Description: Schoolgirls show one another the valentines they are making in class to celebrate the holiday.

Date: 1914-02-13 

Description: Valentine's Day postcard with a Dutch woman and man facing each other. She is wearing a yellow dress, white bonnet, wooden shoes (clogs) and carries a bask...

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...

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: 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: 1900 

Description: Valentine's Day card that has foldout panels on both sides. The bottom layer is a heart-shaped card with a floral and metallic gold border, die cut and emb...

Photograph

Hungarian Refugee

Date: 1957-02-23 

Description: Lasslo (Larry) Csukardy, a Hungarian refugee, receives the first Valentines of his life from Mrs. Don Andree on the left and Mary Natvig, a teacher at Semi...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a man holding five cards, all with the suit of hearts. He is wearing a plaid shirt and black vest with a red and black striped ba...

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...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card featuring a puppy whose head is on a metal eyelet and paper spring so his head will spin all the way around. The text "You've complete...

Date: 1978-02-14 

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

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.

Date: 1944-02-08 

Description: Audrey Walsh and her sons, David and John, looking at Valentines. John J. Walsh, the boys' father, is the boxing coach at the University of Wisconsin.

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