In classic style, another melodramatic Valentine’s Day verse from the 1920s. I learned a new word today: bedight – to dress or array.
The teacher gave this card out to her students. What a funny poem…not sure whether or not this would fly today!
I wonder if this was given to my Great Aunt when she was a teacher (since it says Miss Duck, and the rest in the pile have her first name), or if “Osborn” was being polite in addressing his peer as Miss Duck?
Thanks to “Clinton” for today’s 1920s antique Valentine. The verse in this Valentine seems very romantic for the age of the children exchanging these Valentine’s! Made even more bittersweet in that the recipient never did marry.
My maiden name is Duck, and let me tell you that in the 1980s, it wasn’t a very fun last name. My siblings and I endured a lot of heckling on Bus 6! My great grandparents generation seemed to have gotten more of a kick out of it. This duck Valentine was probably handpicked for…
What is the heaviest grain to the bushel? It looks like a tie between wheat, peas, beans, clover seed, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beets turnips and onions. And it looks like dried apples don’t weight 32 lbs a bushel – someone’s corrected that entry with a pen. Another interesting thing about this list is that in…
Hmmm…these moving eyes aren’t always so cute. But they are as entertaining for my six-year-old as they may have been for my Great Aunt 90 years ago!
This is one of the cutest vintage Valentine’s in the collection. Like many of the others, it has moving eyes and a stand so that it can be displayed standing up.