A lift-up valentine of ivory, perforated lace, which is decorated with pink, red, and white flowers; an image of a young woman in a hat covered in flowers, also decorates the lace. The lace lifts to reveal a cameo center of cascading roses entwined in blue ribbon, on top of a gold, perforated lace border. Card opens to reveal an image of paper scroll, on top of which are two white doves, surrounded by pink and red flowers. The text in the scroll reads: O, more than these, and more than all,/Are smiles from eyes we know are true;/On me, then, let they glances fall,/For truth's another name for you. TAFT 35 is embossed on the back of the card.
Doves; Flowers; Greeting cards; Hats; Paper craft; Taft, Jotham, 1816-1910; Valentines; Verses (Poetry); Young women
Taft (Grafton MA)
18 x 11.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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