Embossed, white leaves decorate the four edges of the pale green paper, which includes cameo center depicting an angel, dressed in red and blue, carrying a sheaf of wheat and a bouquet of flowers. Card opens to reveal text entitled, "Dearest One" which reads: Dearest, each bird is choosing now,/A partner to his mind,/And this should give a timely hint/To us of human kind/There is a light around my path/As bright as ever shone;/But I have found it is not good/For man to be alone. An image of Cupid with his bow is lying in a bed of flowers above the text.
Angels; Cupids (Art); Greeting cards; Paper craft; Valentines; Verses (Poetry)
George Meek (London)
9.5 x 6.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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