You Heap Fine Valentine, and HOW.

In American Indian, random appropriation, valentines day by Adrienne K.3 Comments

 
Happy Valentines Day everyone! Enjoy these Indian-themed vintage valentines, which can all be found at: http://www.vintagevalentinemuseum.com/2007/06/mechanical-native-american-indian-at.html
Lots more after the jump!


I’m sending this ARROW, CHIEFLY to say, Let me be your “beau”, my valentine (1940’s)

 
You’ve kindled a spark of love in my heart my valentine (1930’s)

 
(1940’s)
 
(1940’s)
 
I’d never ‘squaw’k if you’d be my valentine (1940’s)
(wow this one is bad)

 
(1920’s)

 
(1941)
 
Ugh! ugh! your heart valentine! (1940’s)
(Front)

 
Ugh! Ugh! I’m an INDIAN GIVER it’s time your should learn it, for I won’t give my love unless you RETURN IT!
(I saved the “best” for last. Indian giver? really?)
all images found here: http://www.eclecticsalvage.com 
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03048576220830755440 soonerscotty

    hahaha…I used the 1941 for the picture of my facebook invite for our American Indian Program’s Valentine’s Social.

    I was worried some would find it offensive, but my students found it hilarioius…perhaps it was the context of OUR Valentine’s event as opposed to someone elses??

    Keep up the fantastic work!

  • http://twitter.com/lanova33 Lanova

    Seriously, I laughed out loud while looking at these. I actually remember seeing the very first one when I was a little girl. It’s crazy to believe these were printed and sent to others as a “sign of love”.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03587887917806611970 dandy

    It’s creepy how much these look exactly like so many of the fashion photos people are taking these days. I mean, i’ve seen a hundred re-enactments of the “with valentines greetings” one.