Saint Valentines Day….. Remembered

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A simple verse for Saint Valentines Day on this Victorian Valentines Card.

More often than not they featured a demur looking young Lady…

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But occasionally the male was depicted….

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The card above had the caption on the reverse of.. “The Gay Hussar”. 

I guess today that would be considered a very Un-PC comment.  Times do change.

All three Valentines Cards are Victorian, Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons of London and are from my Card Collection.  They were published between 1880 to 1899.  As was the popular style of the time they are all simple flat cards.

 

14th February

Cards from the David Oakes Card Collection.

(C) David Oakes 2019