Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cannibals - You are a Splendid Dish (served with a Nice Chianti)

I'm all in a stew My heart is all a twitter ~ Just yearning for you! Be my Valentine or it looks like my goose is cooked!

3 1/4" x 4 3/4" (4 3/4" x 7 3/8" opened)
circa 1940s
by Doubl-Glo
Marked:  P 6702-1
Made in USA
You sure SUIT MY TASTE - My Valentine!

3 5/8" x 2 1/2" 
circa 1940s
Marked:  Made in USA
In a Situation like this ~ TWO HEADS are better than ONE.  P.S. Let's get together Valentine!

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" (3 1/4" x 7 1/4" opened)
circa 1940s
Modified French-Fold
Marked:  Made in USA

I am in a Stew all about you.

3 1/2" x 4 1/8"
circa 1920s  
signed: CS Byrnes
no publisher's marks


  1. OMG! That last is one horribly racists.

    1. No it isn't. A lot of white people go to observe cannibal tribes (who have a darker/tan skin color).

  2. Absolutely, you are correct. Valentines reflect the time and attitudes of that time that they were created in. Some are very astounding that *anyone* could think they would make a good subject for an expression of love and affection - such as the valentines with lynching themes. Our Black Americana page collects some more of these cards (although we do not have any of the lynching valentine theme cards - those are quite the collector's item these days due to their shocking nature and so very hard to come by).