Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day


Valentine postcard, circa 1920s Posted by Hello

I found this adorable postcard at an antique show last fall. Dating from the 1920s (or perhaps even earlier?), the card likens the new medium of "moving pictures" to fond memories of a loved one. It reads, I've a Moving Picture of You in my heart, with images of a love-struck little boy and girl along with a film projector showing a movie featuring songbirds.

Although the card was never mailed, there is a cryptic letter written on the back:

To Lucille, from Grandma and Aunt Zora.

Dear Lucille,
Grandma is here and we are writing to you and we want you and your mama to make your papa get away from down there or you won't have any papa very long. You just keep after him until you get him started.

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