Today, a little trip back in time to Valentine’s Days past. Which turns out to be a lot weirder than you might have expected, at least if the Valentine’s Day cards our ancestors gave each other are any indication.
So let’s take a look at a little over two dozen vintage Valentine’s Day cards that are creepy, threatening, or otherwise completely inappropriate for any occasion.
Let’s start with some cards that bungle the relatively straightforward concept of consent.
And while we’re talking about people beating each other with clubs, here’s a card that portrays domestic violence as more cute than scary.
Well that accelerated quickly:
Some of these cards are just weirdly ominous.
And there are so many guns!
These give off a real stalkerish vibe.
For some reason there’s a lot of cannibalism going on.
Now, not all of the cards I found were as unnerving as the ones above. Some were just suggestive. Very weirdly suggestive.
And then there’s this card, designed specifically for Rudy Giuliani.
I hope I haven’t ruined anyone’s Valentine’s Day with that last one.
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