Show Your Love in February at Beaufort Art Association

A penny for your thoughts. In the early 1900s, that’s all it cost to get your message mailed to a friend or loved one. That was the cost of the card and another penny for the stamp. 

At the height of this craze between 1908 and the mid 1930s, more than a billion postcards were sent annually around the world. This all ended with the outbreak of World War II in Europe.

Valentine’s Day postcards were extremely popular at the turn of the 20th century. Two dozen of these vintage Valentine postcards will be on display at Beaufort Art Association Gallery throughout February. Some were written and canceled by the post office and others were never mailed but kept in scrapbooks.

To coordinate with this display, Beaufort Art Association will have a special additional exhibit called “Show Your Love” during February. Members will have 12-inch x 12-inch or smaller artwork dedicated to love on exhibit and for sale at that time.

The public is invited to stop by and see this collection of original printed commercial art from one hundred years ago.

Beaufort Art Association Gallery is located at 913 Bay Street and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. For more information, visit www.beaufortartassociation.com.

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