Eternal Love

14 02 2012

Oh, wonderful – another Feb 14th.  Just so happens that I have an appropriate item to post for today.  This Valentine card is from the 1930s, and while many people might object to the artistic style, I think it’s kind of cute.  Artistic exaggeration is nothing new, and it’s certainly an equal-opportunity stylistic pursuit.  I don’t get my panties in a twist about Olive Oyl being an unkind characterization of a white chick.  And ancient Egyptians weren’t black, despite their various claims to the contrary throughout history.  But here we have a Nubian Cleopatra reclining in her barge (powered by an Evinrude motor), receiving an affectionate gift from her suitor while they glide down the De-Nial Rivah.  De-Nial, you say?  Ah, the romantic gesture must be being spurned.  Just like on the Bachelorette.  Happy Valentines y’all!

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