Lift-up valentine with perforated lace on top of pink and red decorative paper; lace is decorated with images of flowers on right, left, and bottom, and a white vase with a butterfly net on the top. Center cameo is image of young girl with white flowers in her hair. Card opens to reveal text, entitled 'Charmer,' which reads: It is the soul's Celestial grace,/That shines from out Your gentle face./It is the charm Of heat and mind,/That in your presence Are combined./These are the spells That do subdue/My heart, and make It slave to you!
Children; Flowers; Girls; Greeting cards; Paper craft; Valentines; Verses (Poetry)
McLoughlin Brothers (New York)
14.25 x 9.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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