Valentine’s Day One Hundred Years Ago

Valentine’s Day, which stems from the Christian feast day of Saint Valentine, became commercially popular in the mid-19th Century in the U.S. The first mass produced Valentine cards appeared in Massachusetts in 1847. As we cover The Great War in our blog Remembering World War I in Delaware, various military observations, along with local events, humorous advertisements, and holiday references, such as the one you see below, crop up in the newspapers of the day. It seems from the Sunday Star newspaper that mid-February of 1915 was relatively tame, concerning military developments.

 

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