Love is in the Air – Letters from History

True Love', American Valentine card, 1908. Cupid , his bow held aloft, rides a Swallow, a Bluebird of Happiness. In Roman mythology Cupid was the son of Venus, goddess of love (Eros and Aphrodite in the Greek Pantheon). The identity of St Valentine is uncertain, the most popular candidates are Valentine, bishop of Terni (3rd century) or a Roman Christian convert martyred c270). St Valentine's Day, celebrated on 14 February, probably replaces the Roman pagan festival of Lupercalia.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by looking at love letters from history:
Harvard College Houghton Library “I Shall Ever be Your Dearest Love”- John Keats and Fanny Brawne

Virginia Tech University Libraries – “My Precious Loulie” – Love Letters of the Civil War

HuffPost Arts & Culture – “Frida Kahlo’s Love Letters Give Glimpse Into The Guarded Artist’s Private Life”

Image Above: True Love’, American Valentine card, 1908. Cupid , his bow held aloft, rides a Swallow, a Bluebird of Happiness. In Roman mythology Cupid was the son of Venus, goddess of love (Eros and Aphrodite in the Greek Pantheon). The identity of St Valentine is uncertain, the most popular candidates are Valentine, bishop of Terni (3rd century) or a Roman Christian convert martyred c270). St Valentine’s Day, celebrated on 14 February, probably replaces the Roman pagan festival of Lupercalia. Universal Images Group

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