Valentine card decorated with pink flowers on which a cameo image of a young woman, wearing a plumed hat and carrying a bouquet of flowers, is set off to the left side of the card. Text, found in a diagonally set box reads: I send thee the truest Valentine,/That ever was writ, or ever was read;/It is but a single simple line,/Yet a sweeter was never sung or said,/Than just this "I am thine, I am thine."
Flowers; Greeting cards; Hats; Prang, Louis, 1824-1909; Valentines; Verses (Poetry); Young women
L. Prang & Co. (Boston)
16.25 x 10.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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