Valentines

Valentines

by Robert Brenner
     
 
From the first reference to a valentine card in 1625 to modern times, Valentine Treasury - A Century of Valentine Cards celebrates sentimental charm, wit, and romance over the decades in America's valentines. Page after page of colorful valentines ranging from elaborately decorated Victorian pull-downs to simple ones exchanged by schoolchildren in the 60s and 70s are

Overview

From the first reference to a valentine card in 1625 to modern times, Valentine Treasury - A Century of Valentine Cards celebrates sentimental charm, wit, and romance over the decades in America's valentines. Page after page of colorful valentines ranging from elaborately decorated Victorian pull-downs to simple ones exchanged by schoolchildren in the 60s and 70s are displayed in over 560 spectacular color photographs. European origins as well as American traditions, celebration and card sending customs, card designs and themes, artists and manufacturers from Howland, Whitney, Prang, to Gibson, Hallmark, and American Greetings are included. Anyone who has ever sent or received a valentine will enjoy this fascinating book.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Brenner, an author and curator specializing in the study of holiday customs, here looks at valentines produced in America in the 20th century. In chapters arranged by decade, the text details the history and stylistic changes of valentine production, with hundreds of illustrations exhibiting the romance and charm of the cards. Collectors will value the price guides and the descriptions of the production techniques and the various formats. The photographs also act as identification guides for various manufacturers and artists. This comprehensive social history is recommended as a unique guide for serious collectors of ephemera and as a popular history for all who love to give and get valentines.Judith Yankeilun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764301957
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
A Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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