How To Be A Retronaut posted some vintage Halloween postcards from the New York Public Library Picture Collection. Two were on a theme that seems to have been lost over the years:
So the question is, which is the more horrifying fate for a woman: marriage with a man not conventionally "handsome", or being relegated to the dread status of Old Maid?
Is there still such a person as an "Old Maid" in the U.S.A.?
[…] The fright of marrying an ugly man. […]
I suspect, though I have no evidence, that these are halloween anti-valentines.
Why should anyone settle for an ugly partner?
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