Sunday, February 14, 2010

St. Valentine's Day



During the Victorian era, L. Prang & Company of Boston was one of the premier lithograph printers in the United States. The advertisement above, printed in 1883 to promote their valentines, shows a young woman with cherubs, tethered as if they were balloons.

4 comments:

steven said...

and throwing the combo . . . coy and come hither . . . pose!!! have a sweet day golden west!! steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love the old cards GW, they seemed so much more romantic.

Sweet Repose said...

Love the bouquet of chubbies, I'm not much of a Valentine person, a little mushy for me, but I'll take an old post card any day!!!

Tracy said...

Oh, that is lovely...very romantic-nostalgia! Hope you Valentine weekend was filled with LOVE and ROMANCE, Golden West! :o) ((HUGS))