With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, we’ve gathered together Valentine’s Day content from our collections.

From the Chung Collection, check out these “Saint Valentine Dinner” menus and concert programs from 1927-1930. Click any cover below to view the full menu in Open Collections:

Menu from the Saint Valentine dinner on the Empress of France from 1928

Menu from the Valentine dinner on the Empress of Scotland’s 1926-1927 world cruise

St. Valentine dinner menu from the Empress of Australia’s 1929-1930 world cruise, from Feb. 13, 1930

 

Not sure what to say to your valentine on Thursday? Although we’ve featured this item before, these “specially prepared” Valentine’s Day telegram messages are still gems:

 

Of course, a personalized message is more heartfelt. Check out these valentine cards from the Tremaine Arkley Croquet Collection:

[Valentine depicting a girl playing croquet], 1898.

Valentine, [191-].

 

We’ve previously established on the blog that Victorian-era croquet was super flirty. This cartoon proposes a creative response:

New and ingenious idea for croquet, 1867.

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