Saint Valentines Day….. Remembered

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A simple verse for Saint Valentines Day on this Victorian Valentines Card.

More often than not they featured a demur looking young Lady…

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But occasionally the male was depicted….

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The card above had the caption on the reverse of.. “The Gay Hussar”. 

I guess today that would be considered a very Un-PC comment.  Times do change.

All three Valentines Cards are Victorian, Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons of London and are from my Card Collection.  They were published between 1880 to 1899.  As was the popular style of the time they are all simple flat cards.

 

14th February

Cards from the David Oakes Card Collection.

(C) David Oakes 2019

 

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Aptly Named…..

 

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Thimble Hall, Youlgreave, Derbyshire

Aptly named ‘Thimble Hall’ a minute cottage in the Derbyshire village of Youlgreave.  This style of housing was once common from the mid 1700 thru 1800’s and was know as a ‘Two Up and Two Down’.

With the pressure on the scarcity of affordable housing here in the UK, I do wonder when we will go back to these old ideas….?!

Mind you Vagabonds are not that welcome as the sign from 1824 indicates

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12th February

(C) David Oakes 2019