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.
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 (Top Right).
Source: 7999-68-(27), Dr. and Mrs. Everett E. Angle, Lincoln, Nebraska
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.
Source: 7213-108-(44), Dr. and Mrs. C.F. Ladd, Lincoln, Nebraska
-Laura Mooney, Museum Registrar