: 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.
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: E14_valentine_03 Subjects
: Cultural Ohio--Popular Culture; Valentines; Holidays; Correspondence; Places