Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to showcase some of our Valentine postcards from the Charles Shields collection. We have over a thousand postcards celebrating Valentine’s Day. Many themes are represented in these cards: cupid is certainly popular, as are children, animals and flowers. The following cards are the ones that caught my eye or made me smile as I thumbed through them. Please click on an image to enlarge it.
If you are interested in our postcard collections please visit our growing digital collection Bowden Postcard Collection Online. This digital collection draws from the nearly half a million postcards generously donated by Miami alumni Clyde Bowden and Charles Shields. The collection’s website offers an RSS feed to track new additions and you can also follow the newest items via the collection’s Twitter feed @bowdenpostcards.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Senior Library Technician