This hanging valentine, which may also be called a drop valentine, consists of two sections, held together by pink ribbon. The top section depicts a young man and a young woman dressed in 19th century British garments, complete with white wigs. The man is holding a quill pen and a piece of stationary; the woman is holding a bottle of ink and a small bouquet of white flowers. This section is decorated on the top, and two sides with sprigs of pink flowers. The bottom section includes a banner with the title of the card, under which are two, overlapping hearts, with sprigs of pink roses.
Bouquets; Flowers; Greeting cards; Hearts (Symbols); Ribbons; Roses; Valentines; Young men; Young women
28 x 14.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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