Victorian Flirtation Cards
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 489 , Segment 6
Episode: Partisanship, Fast Food Wrappers, Valentines
- Feb 15, 2017
- 17:04 mins
Guest: Barbara Rusch, expert in ephemera from the Victorian era and an avid collector If your Valentine’s Day celebrations included sending someone a text full of emoji hearts and the smiley face with heart eyes, be glad you weren’t an amorous youth during the Victoria-Era America. All of their flirting had to happen under the watchful eye of a parent or chaperone and it was all so proper and reserved. But young people had their methods, including the exchange of flirtatious little cards in secret.