Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vintage Whitney Made Valentines

1920's to 1930's vintage Whitney Made Valentines are so pretty, with a very distinctive look.  They have vivid colors, often featuring children (sometimes along with dolls, dogs, cats).  They are die-cut in various shapes (hearts, rectangles, octagons, squares).  They have an elaborate border design.  Inside the card you will find another little black and white illustration, with a short, sweet verse.  Some of the cards are marked Whitney Made on the back, and some have a second design on the back of the card.  These unique cards date from the 1920's to 1930's.  The company, founded by George C. Whitney, started in 1886 and went out of business in 1942 due to World War II paper shortages.  I have many Whitney Made cards in my store at Birdhouse Books.  I've included a few photos that you may enjoy!