An anonymous valentine sent to East 121st Street

I wonder who mailed this sweet yet message-less card to Miss Elsie Mangels, who apparently resided at 447 East 121st Street in February 1910?


Her residence looks like it no longer exists; a housing development and some empty lots occupy that address today.


The card comes from the New York Public Library’s digital collection—a treasure of old ephemera, including vintage Valentine cards.

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4 Responses to “An anonymous valentine sent to East 121st Street”

  1. carolegill Says:

    I wonder about things like this.
    I hope she received it and it wasn’t lost.

  2. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Or maybe she received it, but was unable to identify the shy person who sent it.

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