Happy Valentine’s Day!

by Braden Murray

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Muse!
 
Valentines Day cards first became popular in the late 1800s when advances in technology meant they could be printed and mailed cheaply. By 1900 millions of cards were being sent every year!
 
This card was donated to the Museum by Gloria Alcock. It was originally sent to Gloria’s mother, Grace Jardine, from a special friend named Howard. It is a classic Victorian style card, but we think it was printed sometime around 1930.

Did you know?

In 1916 Kenora produced the most flour of any city in Canada. Between the Lake of the Woods Milling Company in Keewatin and the Maple Leaf Milling in Kenora they produced 13,000 barrels of flour a day

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