Hand produced Esther Howland valentine with lift-up perforated, white and gold lace paper on top of pink and beige decorative paper. Lace has cameo center with boy and girl standing next to each other; girl is holding a rose wreath and boy is holding a cake with roses on top. Lace paper is decorated with images on four sides, which include roses, blue flowers, and a cupid. Card opens to reveal a verse entitled Sincere Esteem, which reads: Think not this gift is idly penn'd/To pass a weary hour away,/Or that the giver, in the end,/Will in his friendship e'er decay./'Tis sent in all sincere esteem,/And with the purest heartfelt prayer,/That Heaven's most enduring beam/May guard and shield thee from all care. N.E.V.Co. 15 embossed on the back of the card.