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VINTAGE VALENTINES, SET OF TWO SUNBONNETTS,ETHNIC ART BY TWELVETREES. ONE BLACK. Pre 1915

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Valentines Day Cards20 of 50ODDEST VALENTINE POSTCARD EVER! c.1906 Mailed in 1909, Signed art GreinerValentines
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    These 2 vintage valentines are those I feel are mighty appealing. A great bonus too is art is the signed TWELVETREES, a collectable postcard artist!
    These look like they could be a set. The card of the left has a cute typical artwork of kids of the artist's speciality ; white kids in a friendly valentine exchange. The card at the right is a similar situation, only the boy is in for a big surprise. The little sweet black girl has just peeked around her sunbonnet hat, and he is very surprised at what he sees. He says "In picking a Valentine do it with care, a real surprise might greet you there!" She is so cute---anyway you look at it.Who cares! But A bit derogatory probably. Just a part of the history of the times. We can't change it. But as a collectibe. this set is a "winner" in every way. One is stamped and sent...pre 1915 on both.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Just fantastic cards.
    2. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 7 years ago
      Quote from Moore's Postcard Museum "Trying to find information about Charles Twelvetrees is no easy task. Whereas information on Clapsaddle is readily available, there is little on Twelvetrees’ personal life. “There are cards signed with a CT mark, others that say C Twelvetrees, CH Twelvetrees, or just C. There are also many to be found that are unsigned. Earlier images (like the postcards) could be the work of the elder with the magazine illustrations and later cards being the work of Charles R…In April of 1948, Twelvetrees died of natural causes in his bathtub in a New York City hotel where he appears to have resided. The New York Times carried an obituary that listed no survivors, so despite his success with images of children, he may not have had any of his own.” Quote from the Vintage Valentine Museum http://www.vintagevalentinemuseum.com/2008/06/charles-twelvetrees-r-or-h-or-both.html

      What I like about Twelvetrees is that fact that the children he draws (and he draws some animals) are very whimsical and cute. The cards often have humorous sayings about correspondence, love, and childhood. It is always a hunt to find his cards-"

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