Valentine with circular, lithographed image of young couple standing in front of a tree, on which man appears to be writing. Woman is wearing a white dress with a multi-tiered skirt, red jacket and yellow shawl, trimmed in red. Man is wearing white trousers and a blue jacket. A church steeple can be seen in the background. Card is bordered in a trellis of flowers, drawn in pen and ink. Verse in the center of the card reads: Graven thus, my fond one, see/How my spirit dreams of thee,/Heart for heart so fondly beating/Thus I give thee-love's own greeting/As I trace this well known word/Language, cannot well afford,/All my hopes and all my fears,/Partner of my coming years./Thus among the fields and Flowers,/We will pass our happy hours,/Till the happy day shall come,/That leads us to our chosen home.
Church buildings; Flowers; Greeting cards; Lithography; Men; Trellises; Valentines; Verses (Poetry); Women
T. W. Strong (New York)
18 x 11.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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