Such a cute illustration - I thought it might be the same artist that did the Dolly Dingle dolls but it is not. Grace Payton was the lady who is responsible for those cuties. There is a name, Mary Eleanor George, printed on the card but I can find nothing on her. However, enjoy the valentine and the message on the back to the professor. The sender did not sign a name and there are just initials for the addressee - so is this a lady sending her valentine message to her beau or the beau sending one to his lady? And I take it the "tar" is another term for sailor. A little mystery for this sweet season coming up. Many thanks, Beth, for hosting PFF. Stop by her blog at http://thebestheartsarecrunchy.blogspot.com/ and you will find lots of great old postcards.
Enjoy! (Click to enlarge)