Victorian Valentine’s Day Cards Were Much Hairier Than You’d Expect

Valentine’s Day fell in Movember in 1900, apparently.

1. This is a Valentine’s Day card from 1900.

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You will notice that it is covered in hair.

2. The hair is real human hair, and is meant to be shaped like a moustache.

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Although it actually looks more like a bow tie.

3. It comes with wishes that the woman receiving it may soon receive another moustache, this time with a man on the other end of it.

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The hair looks… like it didn’t necessarily come from a moustache.

4. Very little is known about the Hair Valentine.

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Other than the fact it was printed and copyrighted by one Angus Young, not much is known: who sent it, who the recipient was, and whether they ran away screaming upon getting a hairy card.

The card is currently on display at York Castle Museum, along with many others from their collection of around 600 vintage Valentine’s Day cards.

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