Thursday, February 14, 2013

Slightly creepy vintage Valentine's Day postcard

All in the Otto Family are agreed that this postcard — with its little girl, lamb and anthropomorphic heart crying "Why wasn't I a little lamb" — is a little on the creepy side. What do you think?

It was originally postmarked 101 years ago in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on February 11, 1912. It was mailed to a woman named Mary on Sharon Mountain in Connecticut.

In an odd coincidence, we watched "Legend" last night, and I think the girl on the front of the card has a bit of a resemblance to actor David Bennent, who played Gump in that movie. Sarah, though, says she doesn't see the resemblance as much as I do. So there you have it. Happy Valentine's Day.

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