Music and Dancing Vintage Valentine Cards
The war years in the 1940s put a damper on much of normal life. Music brought back the joy that was lost.Continue reading →
History of Saint Valentine
Saint Valentine was a third century saint, preacher, and healer.
Valentine’s Day is commemorated on February 14th, which is the date of his martyrdom.Continue reading →
Occupation Vintage Valentine Cards
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, occupations generally divided back into gender stereotypical roles when wartime gender mixed occupations were left behind and men returned home to become the primary breadwinner and women returned to more traditional roles in the home.Continue reading →
Early 1900s Black Americana Vintage Valentine Cards.Racial stereotyping is considered socially incorrect to our modern day thinking, yet these sorts of cards, alongside thousands of gender stereotyping cards, are a part of our political and social past history.Continue reading →
Military Vintage Valentine Cards
During the 1940s when many people were involved in military operations, Valentine cards reflected what was happening in the world. Numerous cards were designed that depicted either military personnel or subsidiary or voluntary occupations.
Thankfully, they were light-hearted and funny and meant to relieve the stress of living in war years. Many though showed a sexist bias as women were usually shown in auxiliary roles such as WACs or nurses while men were piloting planes and doing more ‘manly’ tasks.Continue reading →