Not Your Typical Valentine

Valentine’s Day cards can be sweet, sentimental, funny, and sometimes just plain bizarre. Here are a few of the strangest valentines I have found in the Nebraska History Museum’s collections.
  
What is this creepy little kid doing inside this hole?
What is this creepy little kid doing inside this hole? Source: 7999-68-(17), Dr. and Mrs. Everett E. Angle, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

Why is the beet dressed like Jack Be Nimble?

I'm not sure why this beet needs a candle, because it appears to be daytime. He does look a little guilty about something. Source: 8979-116, Mrs. Larry Eckholt, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

7999-68-(27)

Source: 7999-68-(27), Dr. and Mrs. Everett E. Angle, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

 7999-68-(27) Interior

Enough of the bizarre!  I’ll conclude with one of my favorites. This 1906 card features a young lady all decked out for a spin in an early auto.

7213-108-(44)

Source: 7213-108-(44), Dr. and Mrs. C.F. Ladd, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

Laura Mooney, Museum Registrar

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