Valentine’s Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day (this Sunday), we’ve compiled a few lovely articles about the holiday. Did you know people used to rude letters and caricatures of people they didn’t like? Read about the Valentine’s Day traditions from 1910 and even recount the day from the seventeenth century in a letter from a young lady to her friend.

Want more Valentine’s Day content from Chronicling America? The National Endowment for Humanities has a feature about the emergence of Valentine’s Day as a holiday and a business opportunity using articles found in Chronicling America: http://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation/featured-project/love-and-commerce

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