A Gibson Girl Valentine from 1907!

On Valentine’s Day, 1907, Miss Lillian Moore of St. Louis received this rather salacious unsigned Valentine from a suitor.

At least, it seems salacious for a young Edwardian lady to receive. Wouldn’t the neighbors gossip?


I wonder if Miss Lillian Moore even knew who sent this Valentine? After all, there’s no message or signature. Perhaps she was the routine recipient of bold postcards.

(Oh, if I could transport myself back to 1907, I’m afraid I would still be behind the times!)


Separately, this 110-year-old Valentine has held up very well. I was delighted to find the glitter still in place! I hope that Lillian Moore did not toy with this young fellow’s heart. Few things are as romantic as a sparkly Valentine!




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