Sunday, February 12, 2012

Vintage Valentine: the Bubble Blower

One of the loveliest valentine postcards in my collection is this one, mailed from Chicago in 1911. The richly illustrated card features a beautiful woman blowing heart-shaped bubbles for a group of chubby cherubs. The woman's dress and one of the cherub's wraps are actually made of fabric, affixed to the card.


  1. What a gorgeous blue! Who was the lucky recipient, back in 1911?

  2. I love this one too! It's one of my favorites.

    The recipient is hard to decipher...the message is written in Finnish! But it appears to have been sent to a "Miss Katri" something: I can't make out her last name. She lived in Kaleva, Michigan, which is a town in the northwestern part of the state that was founded by Finnish immigrants in 1900.