History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

09 February, 2013

Valentine's Day Postcards Part One

Another holiday, another set of holiday postcards from the New York Public Library collection! Two, actually-- I wanted to include so many I split them into half for managability. So stay tuned!

From the 1900s and 1910s. 




On the back: "I love the little birds that sing/ And every flower that blooms in spring. Clarence." Source



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Unwritten and undated. Source



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On the back: "Take this in place of the bouquets I need to gather for you. Elizabeth." Postmarked 1909. Source




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Postmarked 1906 (addressed and stamped upside-down!) Source



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Written on the back: "Are you still on the fence, Frank?" Postmarked 1909. Source



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Postmarked 1915. Source



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Nothing says true love like cupids playing tennis. Unwritten and undated. Source



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Unwritten and undated. Source



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Written: "My dear Valentine. I hope you have not forgotten me. I think of you very often and [?] that you are my very best Valentine." Postmarked 1905. Source



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Postmarked 1912. Source



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Unwritten and undated. Source



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Postmarked 1911. Source



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Postmarked 1903. Source



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Postmarked 1922. Source



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Unwritten and undated. Source



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Unwritten and undated. Source



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Postmarked 1920. Source

1 comment:

micu said...

these are amazing as always...

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