Cowboy Valentine card   Save
Ephemera Collection
Description: Valentine card signed "from Anna Miller" and dated 1942. The cut-out card features a boy with rosy cheeks in a cowboy costume. He holds a lasso with a message inside reading, "You can't escape this--You're 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_03
Subjects: Cultural Ohio--Popular Culture; Valentines; Holidays; Correspondence;
Places: Ohio