Hand crafted valentine, using the technique of theorem work, also known as Poonah, an Oriental style of painting. Valentine includes a scroll, bordered in blue and backed in pink, in the midst of a branch of roses, one of which is in full bloom, with four others in bud. Scroll text reads: You're not so sure, my favorite dear,/Of a Valentine next year,/Pray then, answer by a line,/Will you be my Valentine?
Handicraft; Roses; Scrolls; Valentines
21 x 17.5 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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