Friday, February 12, 2021

Dear Abby - Vintage Dog Valentines with Pete Hawley Illustrations

Dear Friends,

Happy almost-Valentine's Day! I have some fun vintage Valentines to share with you today. They are all by illustrator Pete Hawley. He is one of my Momma's favorite Mid-Century illustrators. He designed cards but also did famous ads for Bell Telephone, Coca-Cola, Gripper clothes for children, Florida oranges, Jantzen, Westinghouse, and more!  Best of all, each one of these Valentines features a dog in the illustration!

A little Beagle pushes a boy along as he plays the tuba. "Get in Step! Be My Valentine."

A boy travels to a heart-shaped moon in a rocket ship - along with his little shaggy dog.


This is another astronaut theme Valentine: "You're A-OK with me, Valentine."  A beagle stands with the little boy in a space suit.

A girl and boy smile for their teacher. Their Cocker Spaniel went to school with them!

A little girl enjoys an ice cream cone as her Poodle watches.  "Mm-m-m-m you're nice, Valentine!"

A girl talks on a telephone while her fluffy white dog waits patiently.  "I've got your number."

Best of all, a spaniel dog is featured front and center in this Valentine, riding a tricycle. "Doggone it!"

I hope you enjoyed these little vintage Valentines and I hope you have an extra nice Valentine's Day!


Abby xoxoxo


Hollycat said...

These are so cute!

Aliceson said...

Dear Abby:
These Valentines are so precious Emily and I just loved them especially the one with the puppy.

Happy Valentines Day
Aliceson and Emily

Denise said...

Brings back my childhood! Thank you for posting these. Are kids even allowed to exchange Valentines' cards these days?

Abby said...

Thanks, friends! I appreciate you stopping by.