Mark Frauenfelder at 8:38 am Mon, Feb 13, 2012
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Artist Mitch O'Connell opened his ephemera vault to find his sub-collection of unusual vintage Valentine's Day cards. Below, a small sampling from his post.
The Top 100 Most Strange, Odd, Perplexing and Unintentionally Funny Vintage Valentine Cards EVER!
That first card. Is. . . is that guy fucking s cow?
Please. That’s a young lady. And we really can’t tell what’s going on. Although the fox in the lower left corner seems to be about to be thoroughly sick about what he is seeing.
Cross-dressing, erotic strangulation, bestiality, sadism… there’s a whole lot going on there.
Yeah, I think he is….
-abs is disturbed by this, even more so given the cutesy-kitschy art-style used
Some of these are obviously intentional.
Your grandparents loved a good raunchy joke just as much as you do.
Just look at it.
What is really perplexing is that the linked post is named The Top 100 Most Strange, Odd, Perplexing and Unintentionally Funny Vintage Valentine Cards EVER!
and there’s only 34 of them.
They’re leaving those slots open for future cards.
Shades of Women in Refigerators
Is this the Valentine’s Day card the Green Lantern sends?
Wondering why he put his url on the bottom of each image. To me, it kind of implies he “owns” or made the images - maybe he owns the cards (or just found the images), but it seems odd to “mark” them this way…
Great collection, though!
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