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From MHC With Love

The U.S. commercial Valentine industry owes its success to Esther Howland, Class of 1847. The cards pictured here were collected by her and others.

Valentine Greetings In Store for You :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1910

Valentine Greetings :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: 1988

Truly thine. Happiness :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1880

To One I Love :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1901-1906

To My Valentine--Let's be lovers :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: 1911

The sender thinks always of thee :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1890-1899

Taj Mahal scene--"Never talk of Love with scorn" :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 18887

Sailboat with flowers :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1910

Love's Token. Love's Gift :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1890-1899

Just for You :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: 1960-1969

It Might Have Bean! :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1900-1914

Forget me not :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1880

For my Valentine--As a bride you would look sweet :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: 1911

Drink to me only with thine eyes :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1910

Cupid leading a swan--"May life on thee bestow its richest" from Marion Frothingham :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1890-1899

Cupid among pansies and roses :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1900-1909

Cat framed by hearts and peonies :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1910

A Valentine for You Sweetheart :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1930-1939

A Valentine For My Wife :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: 1952-circa 1960

"To My Valentine" (from Philip) :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1900-1909

"Loving Greeting" (Thomas, from Daddy) :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: circa 1900-1909

"Don't monkey with this heart of mine but say you'll be my Valentine," ca. 1904-1906. From the Marjorie Eames Collection, Archives & Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College.

Let zealots talk of joys above :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: ca. 1854

Entwined couple, front and open three-dimensional view :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: early 1900s

Cherubs in a car, front and open views :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images :: 1910