Square valentine with gold perforated lace paper over red and white paper decorated with gold, black and blue designs, which include pink, purple, and blue flowers. Perforated lace reveals a cameo image of a boy and a girl sitting next to each other; she is wearing a pink and white dress with a pink bow in her hair; he is wearing a blue and black sailor outfit. Card opens to reveal text that reads: I choose you for my Valentine,/With me you've made a hit,/If all the rest were mad at me,/I wouldn't care a bit!/They can plat at "Blindman's Bluff"/Or "Hide and Seek" – I quit!/I'd rather play alone with you,
'Cause "Tag! You're it." A black line image of the boy and girl playing together near a well adorns the top of the page.
Boys; Flowers; Girls; Greeting cards; Paper craft; Valentines; Verses (Poetry); Whitney, George C., 1842-1915
Whitney Manufacturing Company (Worcester MA)
13.5 x 13.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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