Valentine depicts a mother, dressed in a pink and green kimono, holding out her hands in exasperation to her two children, also dressed in kimonos, who are looking at a broken paper lantern. The children are sitting in front of a window displaying two hanging paper lanterns. Card opens to read text entitled, "To Greet You With Love." Text reads: Of all sweet lasses, great and small,/There is but one for whom I pine;/Tis you, the sweetest of them all,/I've chosen for my Valentine. The title and the first word in each line of the text are printed with a red initial capital letter. The name "H.M. Burnside" is printed below the text.
Children; Greeting cards; Kimonos; Paper lanterns; Valentines; Verses (Poetry)
Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd. (London)
7.25 x 9 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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