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

 

11 thoughts on “Saint Valentines Day….. Remembered

  1. Gd morning! I always love thos old cards. You can find them in little old bookshops for antique books and cards. Only the smell of all those books takes you back to ones own youth and before. Many more years even. I really enjoy these ones. Lovely. To all of you a happy Valentines day today and all days in future, of course. 🙂

  2. Fascinating sequence. The Hussar seems rather feminine in facial colour & style. Perhaps the card illustrators were accustomed to painting ladies and youths.

    • I guess you may be right…. there are others where the male features are rather, lets say ‘soft’. Someone also suggested it was because they used females as models, soldiers being rather reluctant to pose! 🙂

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