Pale, pink card, with embossed designs bordering the edges, on which an image of Cupid sits in each of the four corners. Cameo center, bordered by white perforated lace, displays an image of a young girl, dressed in a pale pink dress, with ruffled sleeves and collar; the dress has a blue sash, a blue bow, for which the girl is wearing a matching blue bow in her hair. Card opens to reveal text entitled "Beauty and Delicacy" which reads: Beauty and delicacy combined,/Enchant the lover's heart;/With form so fair, so pure a mind/Must e'en true love impart. Verse is bordered by a beige ribbon with elegant bows at each of the four corners of the verse.
Cupids (Art); Girls; Greeting cards; Paper craft; Valentines; Verses (Poetry)
18 x 12 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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