Lift-up valentine with white, perforated lace, the top and bottom of which are backed by red paper. Top layer of lace is decorated with an image of a blue bird at the bottom and pink and white roses at the top; it overlays a card of beige, paper lace, bordered in blue. Cameo center borders a young woman, singing and holding a sheet of music. Girl has wreath of blue flowers in her hair. Card opens to reveal text that reads: My love unchanging/Still will be/Through friends depart/And fortune flee. TAFT 10 is embossed on the back of the card.
Birds; Flowers; Greeting cards; Paper craft; Sheet music; Taft, Jotham, 1816-1910; Valentines; Verses (Poetry); Young women
Taft (Grafton MA)
12.5 x 7.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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