On the Radio: “The Mother of the Valentine”

As a special Valentine’s Day treat, our curator of graphic arts, Lauren Hewes, was on Boston’s NPR news station (90.9 WBUR) to talk about Worcester’s own Esther Howland and her valentines. A transcript of “The Mother of the Valentine” is up on WBUR’s website or you can click on the “Listen Now” button to hear the piece. Be sure to also view the slideshow!

To learn more, you can also read the earlier post on Past is Present or check out the AAS online exhibition “Making Valentines.” And here are some related images in AAS collections.

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Elizabeth Watts Pope

Curator of Books, American Antiquarian Society

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