Bunny Valentine card   Save
Ephemera Collection
Description: Valentine card with the name "Johnnie" on the back, 1940. The card features a rabbit with the message "I'm all ears--say you'll be my valentine!" On the reverse is a printed poem reading, "Don't hesitate--don't make me wait/ Give me a sure sign/ That your heart's true/ and that you too/ Will be my Valentine." Early American Valentine cards were handmade, and it wasn't until the mid-1800s that cards began to be manufactured on a larger scale. By the 1940s, colorful Valentines like the one seen here were mass produced for the public, often with "mechanical" pieces that moved and humorous messages to the recipient. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: E14_valentine_02_01
Subjects: Cultural Ohio--Popular Culture; Valentines; Holidays; Correspondence;
Places: Ohio