I have a fun little collection of vintage cowgirl themed valentine cards and since today is Valentine's Day it's the perfect opportunity to share one with you.
This is my favorite - a Victorian valentine from the Golden Age of Postcards ca. early 1900s.Â I don't know the artist, but it was printed in Germany and done in bas relief adding dimension and interest.Â The imagery is a hoot - a butt-naked cupid atop a horse and throwing a lasso of hearts at a train.
TRAIN?Â I don't get the train, but I do have to wonder if Cupid's bottom side is a bit rashed!
Cupid's butt to saddle wasn't just lost to me, take a look at the reverse side of the card and read what Aunt Sizzie had to say to Nephew Buster:
Hello Buster how is this for a pretty girl on horse back.Â how would you like to ride with her.Â From your Aunt & Uncle Will & Sizzie