Heart-shaped, pale blue valentine, the edges of which are decorated with peach and white flowers with red accents. Central image depicts a young woman and a young man dressed in period costume; the woman is wearing a wig and a pale purple and white dress, carrying a straw hat with a red ribbon on her arm; the man is wearing a wig and is dressed in a red waistcoat, with a white neck piece, carrying a black, tricorn hat. The verse on the back of the card reads: Your voice is sweetest music/ I never can forget;/Some day I hope to hear it/Say something sweeter yet. Verse is decorated with sprigs of flowers printed in the same color brown as the text.
Flowers; Greeting cards; Hats; Hearts (Symbols); Valentines; Verses (Poetry); Young men; Young women
12 x 12 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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