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Cupid's Round-Up: 1903

Cupid's Round-Up: 1903

"Cupid's Round-up." Illustration by Samuel D. Ehrhart, appearing in the Sept. 9, 1903 issue of Puck. Happy Valentine's Day from Shorpy! View full size.

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On the sidelines

Don't forget to check out the spinster and the "confirmed bachelorette" off to the right. Hilarious!

Something Odd

It appears that the Cupid who roped four couples (lower right) managed to include one same sex couple! Or perhaps the woman in the swimming costume and the lady with the parasol are just collateral damage. Whatever, that group has three men and five women.

Pushy Mother

I particularly love the mother who's subtly *pushing* her daughter next to the dapper, very successful-looking bachelor. Grandma needs some some grandbabies!

The Ties that Bind

So perhaps from this image we might imagine that benign bondage is not so recent a development. I wonder what's going on inside the hotel! Happy VD to you too, Shorpy!

Chemical Love

They're all being rounded up like cattle, and Cupid is the cattle-ist.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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