Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Sad Love Story: Gee But I Love You

I just love this little booklet. The sad love story seemed to be a somewhat popular genre back in the early 1900s. This one dates from around 1912, published by A. M. Davis Co. of Boston. They produced a line of greeting cards and postcards tagged Quality Cards up through the 1940s. Their cards had a distinctive, Arts & Crafts look to them. Here's some others I found on the internet.
This last card features a character who looks much like the "happy and carefree youth" in the love story. These all date from 1911 to 1919. The A. M. Davis Co. did a lot of advertising in the popular magazines back then. This one is from the Dec 1914 Sunset magazine.

I have a couple of real life, handwritten sad love stories that I will share with you in future posts. Hope you enjoy them.

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