Purple paper with an ornate red, orange and green design is covered by white perforated lace. Images of roses rest at the top and the bottom of the lace. A cameo image of two Cupids underneath a flowering tree, one of whom is blowing a horn and the other is lying down among sprigs of roses, is centered on the lace. Lace may be opened to reveal text entitled, "My First And Only Love" that reads: My being yearned, and crept to thine/As if in times of yore,/Thy soul had been a part of mine,/Which claimed it back once more;/Thy very self no longer thine,/But merged in that delicious life,/Which made us one of yore. Card may be opened to write a personal message.
Cupids (Art); Flowers; Greeting cards; Paper craft; Roses; Valentines; Verses (Poetry); Whitney, George C., 1842-1915
Whitney Manufacturing Company (Worcester MA)
13.25 x 9.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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