Card is decorated with gold and white perforated lace, upon which is a bouquet of lilies-of-the-valley at the top and a young boy dressed in red and blue, holding a red and blue bird on his arm, at the bottom. Lace is backed by orange paper in its four corners; it rests upon purple paper. Lace opens to display a cameo image of Santa Claus carrying a fir tree in front of a church. Card opens to reveal text entitled "Friendship" that reads: Friendship, how dear thy name,/How pure thy transports are,/Blessed, fair, unsullied flame,/Be thou my leading star.
Boys; Church buildings; Flowers; Greeting cards; Lilies-of-the-valley; Paper craft; Santa Claus; Valentines; Verses (Poetry)
13.5 x 9.25 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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