Valentine’s Day 2013

To my Valentine

To My Valentine, circa 1890. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.24353

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we feature a 120-year-old card. This circa 1890¬†valentine features a curly-headed angel paddling a flower-laden love boat “Hearts Delight.” The sail bears the inscription: “Pray Sweetheart, send me just a line to say you’ll be my Valentine.” ¬†Happy Valentine’s Day!

Learn More:

  • Put a little romance in your life via the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. Amongst the couples you’ll find there are those original star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, and the lesser-known Paul and Virginia.
  • Looking for a visual treat for your Valentine? How about a flower tour of some of America’s most beautiful gardens courtesy of photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston?

 

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