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Valentine's Day

From the days Smith first opened its doors, Valentines have been exchanged by students at the college. Some have been elaborate, other plain, some large, others tiny, some were store-bought while most were handmade. tokens of endearment included not only cards, but flowers, candy and other items. A telegraph messenger once delivered six live ducks, a glass of water, and a ham sandwich to some lucky Smith woman.

Here's a small sampling of Valentines once delivered to loved Smithies (courtesy of College Archives).


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