Sunday, February 14, 2016

Vintage Valentine: Making the rounds with your accordion today?

This vintage Valentine postcard features a young boy, all bundled up, standing outside his sweetheart's window and playing her a song on an accordion. The caption states: "Oh hear me sing of a motive fine, Will you be my Valentine."

I wouldn't recommend this approach today in the Northeast U.S. It's currently 11° F, with a wind-chill temperature of 1° F. Your accordion would probably freeze solid. Plus, where did you get that accordion, anyway?

This card was postmarked in 1926 and mailed with a red two-cent George Washington stamp to Fannie Wentz of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.

The Valentine sender wasn't much of a wordsmith. His entire note states "To Fannie, From Russell." We can only hope that she didn't know more than one Russell.

To check out all of the previous Papergreat Valentine's Day posts, featuring a couple dozen dandy vintage cards, click on the Valentines label at the bottom of this post.

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