'Squash' Valentine card   Save
Ephemera Collection
Description: Valentine card written to Thelma Armintrout of Piketon, Ohio, from Norma Risner, 1941. The card design shows a female squash with moveable binoculars, with the message "Looking For Someone To SQUASH Me Close." 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_01
Subjects: Cultural Ohio--Popular Culture; Valentines; Holidays; Correspondence;
Places: Piketon (Ohio); Pike County (Ohio)