ValentineIn the early 1900s, penny valentine postcards made their appearance in the US and a postcard craze gripped the nation for the next 15 years.  Many were printed in the US but the more elaborate and desirable cards were colorful and printed in Germany.  Thousands of designs were copyrighted each year. 

Two dozen of these vintage Valentine postcards will be on display at Beaufort Art Association through February 18th in celebration of Valentine’s Day.  These turn-of-the-(20th) Century cards are part of a collection of holiday postcards collected by BAA member Sandy Dimke.  Some were written and cancelled by the post office in the 1909-1920 era. Others were never mailed. The public is invited to stop by and see this collection of original printed commercial art from one hundred years ago.  Beaufort Art Association Gallery is located at 913 Bay Street in Downtown Beaufort, open 10-5 Monday through Saturday and 12:30 – 4:30 on Sundays.

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