Lift-up valentine with white perforated lace paper over bright yellow paper decorated with white, embossed designs with a scalloped edge. Lace is bedecked with pink, blue, and purple flowers. A cameo image of a vase of flowers sits in the center of the lace. Card opens to reveal text that reads: Words utmost eloquence would fail/My faithful love to prove,/Then let this little emblem tell/My constancy in love. Verse is decorated with red-line drawings, the same color as the text, with a daffodil perched above the text.
Flowers; Greeting cards; Paper craft; Roses; Valentines; Vases; Verses (Poetry); Whitney, George C., 1842-1915
Whitney Manufacturing Company (Worcester MA)
11 x 7.75 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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