Mementos Cherished: Valentine’s Day

Dance card, pressed flower, and paper valentine pasted in a diary, 1908.  Edith K.O. Clark papers, #12580, Box 1.

Dance card, pressed flower, and paper valentine pasted in a diary, 1908. Edith K.O. Clark papers, #12580, Box 1.

Front of Valentine’s Day greeting sent by a friend to Elma Brown , 1926.  Elma Brown papers, #300019, Box 1, Scrapbook.

Front of Valentine’s Day greeting sent by a friend to Elma Brown , 1926. Elma Brown papers, #300019, Box 1, Scrapbook.

Inside of Valentine’s Day greeting sent by a friend to Elma Brown , 1926.  Elma Brown papers, #300019, Box 1, Scrapbook.

Inside of Valentine’s Day greeting sent by a friend to Elma Brown , 1926. Elma Brown papers, #300019, Box 1, Scrapbook.

Home Bakery window display, Laramie, Wyoming, February 1941, night-time photography, neon lights lighting a collection of heart shaped cakes.  Home Bakery window display, 1941, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Ludwig Svenson Collection, negative number 33857.1

Home Bakery window display, Laramie, Wyoming, February 1941, night-time photography, neon lights lighting a collection of heart shaped cakes. Home Bakery window display, 1941, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Ludwig Svenson Collection, negative number 33857.1

Hearts . . . candy . . . flowers; today people are celebrating their love for one another.  Check out these expressions of the holiday from the first half of the twentieth century; with flowers, stickers, paper greetings, and cake (mmm). How will you remember today?

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