Archive for the ‘Valentine’s Day’ Category

Below is an advertisement for a St. Valentine’s Ball at the United States Hotel in Harper’s Ferry on February 14, 1856. One of the event’s managers, John Avis, would be John Brown’s jailor 3 years later.

Virginia Free Press, February 14, 1856

He was also a childhood playmate of Martin Delany, of Charles Town.

Detail from “Life and public services of Martin R. Delany” by Frank Rollin,
pen name of Frances Anne Rollin (1845-1901)

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And Here I Am! Your Valentine! Illustration by Jordebot

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Steam at Harper’s Ferry has unique and limited edition art, jewelry, and other calorie-free gifts for you to consider.

Men’s and women’s jewelry from Josh Aterovis and Christopher Loggie. Three dimensional art by Phil Berneburg, Pith Helmet Provisions and Mark Schumaker. Illustrations and paintings by Kasey Hendricks and Jason Edwards. Woodblock and letterpress prints made on the premises.

Steam is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 until 5.

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