Poking around in old issues of the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph from this time of year in the 1960s we found page after page of Valentine’s Day ads for Hibbard’s, May D&F, Fashion Bar and many others that tugged at our heart strings for that imaginary black and white past where things were “simpler” (yeah right).

Here’s a little stroll down nostalgia lane through the lens of local ads for l’amour’s biggest shopping day of the year some 50 years ago. Enjoy!

(You can download Darren Hanlon’s cover of The Magnetic Field’s “The Book of Love” for FREE HERE.)

 

3 Responses to Love for Sale, ca. 1960

  1. Liz Arnold says:

    I am really hoping for a nice cotton blouse for Valentine’s Day…or maybe a chicken dinner – dark meat please! Any takers? Only $1.47! Thanks for the smile!

  2. I shared this on Facebook for others to see so that they can smile, just like I did! Good idea & thanks! :)

  3. adam degraff says:

    sweet vid, good cover.

News

NPR
February 26, 2015 | NPR · Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That’s made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a big force in the real estate market.
 

AFP/Getty Images
February 26, 2015 | NPR · Arab youths dissatisfied with the present are looking longingly to the past, and Islam’s glory days. That, and a dearth of opportunities, says Jordanian politician Rula Alhroob, make ISIS attractive.
 

February 26, 2015 | NPR · The Israeli leader will meet with Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Harry Reid, D-Nev., after his March 3 speech. Also, two senior Obama administration officials will address the AIPAC conference.
 

Arts & Life

February 26, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don’t Be Afraid of the Bullets.
 

February 26, 2015 | NPR · Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s, from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.
 

February 26, 2015 | NPR · The new CBS show about two very mismatched investigative partners plays like a comedy. The characters are complicated and surprising, and the dialogue is crisp and quick. It’s “a lot of fun to watch.”
 

Music

Netflix
February 26, 2015 | NPR · The show’s distinctive score is the work of Jeff Beal, who ushers viewers into its clandestine, manipulative and sometimes violent world by breaking a few musical rules.
 

Courtesy of the Artist
February 26, 2015 | NPR · See the trippy new video for “Rainbow” from People Get Ready’s album Physiques.
 

Courtesy of the artist
February 26, 2015 | NPR · The Montreal band mines the built-in tension between its many sources of effervescence and the darker shading in its words and backgrounds.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab