20 Beautiful Vintage Valentines to Make Your Crush’s Heart Flutter

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The New York Public Library’s Digital Gallery is a rich online resource of more than 800,000 photos, postcards, posters, and other visual relics from years past. We’ve culled 20 remarkable Valentine cards, dating from 1900 to 1920, from the archives. Some are sweet, some are strange, and all are altogether unlike anything you’ll ever find at CVS. Most of them are still appropriate for use today, except maybe the one about suffragettes — no woman wants to be reminded of not having a vote.

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