A pull-down, or fold-down valentine, the title of which is printed on the underside of the section that pulls down allowing the card to stand up. A young man, wearing a wig, is strumming a lute standing behind a wreath of pink, red, and blue flowers, within which sits a white dove. The man is standing in front of an arbor of blue flowers and lilies-of-the-valley. A lake scene is depicted on the back section of the card, which is bordered by pale purple flowers. The text on the fold-down section reads: My heart is all your own,/Yours only, yours alone.
Doves; Flowers; Greeting cards; Lilies-of-the-valley; Musical instruments in art; Roses; Valentines; Verses (Poetry); Young men
Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd. (London)
16.5 x 9.75 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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