Valentine card with offset border on left and top of card depicting Cupid flying towards a young woman, dressed in Grecian garments, reading a scroll. She is standing next to a decorated, brown vase. Text, offset to the right, with a bottom border of three Cupids sharpening their bows, reads: A message comes, my love, to thee./'Mid winter's frost and snow,/To say that, stormy though it be,/'Twill not be always so./May some bright angel hover o'er./When thou these lines dost read,/And in thine ear this secret pour:/"One heart is true indeed."
Bows (Archery); Cupids (Art); Greeting cards; Prang, Louis, 1824-1909; Valentines; Vases; Verses (Poetry); Young women
L. Prang & Co. (Boston)
15.25 x 10.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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