For the month of February we are featuring one of the Historical Society's vintage valentines. This valentine was donated by Dave and Rosemary Osheim. The card was given to Dave's uncle Clifford Wierson by a Miss Bohling. Clifford was born in Story City in 1919. This valentine is probably from the late 1920s. The card was printed in Germany as it has "Germany" printed on the front in the lower left corner. Goods from other countries were required to bear the name of the country in which they were made. In the 1930s this was expanded to require more precise wording such as "made in..." or "printed in...". Since this card bears just the word "Germany", it would therefore date to prior to the early 1930s. Many of the most desirable valentines of the late 19th century and early 20th century were created in Germany. The phrase on the card states "I'll be glad not sad, if you will be my Valentine." The head of the girl is movable and rotates between a happy face and a sad face. The Historical Society would like to wish everyone a happy Valentine's Day.
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