Valentines in the archives
Here is a simple valentine printed on the front, "with my best love"
|Stamped in cursive on the front, "with my best love"|
|written on the reverse side- Elias H From Bernie, undated|
Here is a much fancier 3-dimensional Valentine Greeting that opens up into quite a statement of adoration.
|folded flat, as you would see it when it arrived. The poem in the middle reads,|
With you, my Love, Can none compare; As good and kind, As you are fair.
|opened up to 3-d glory|
|a side view while opened up-very complex|
Here are three Valentines from the late 19th century
|1865-For one of my dear little companions|
|1871-With fond love|
|I fear a single chance I've not, too many rivals I have got, undated|
|back of deteriorated postcard- from Grandma B to Master Lloyd Brash 211 Chaney? St., Mt. Pleasant, MI, undated|