Heavily embellished, lift-up valentine with layers of silver, gold and white paper lace on top of beige, embossed paper, with a cameo center, outlined in blue, white, and silver. When lifted, center oval, trimmed in white and silver, reveals more silver lace. Text in center oval reads: To love, I find/Is no Hard task;/And love, for love,/Is all I ask.
Greeting cards; Paper craft; Valentines; Verses (Poetry)
Benjamin Sullman (London)
18.5 x 12.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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