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.

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