18th century, Spitzenbilder valentine, created by Austrian nuns and/or monks, made of finely cut paper with center cameo of St. Veronica. Also known as a lace-picture, this valentine is decorated with small red and yellow flowers along the top and sides of the center of the card. The paper craft of this valentine replicates the paper cuts created by folk artists in 17th century Germany.
Flowers; Greeting cards; Handicraft; Paper craft; Valentines
12 x 7.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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