Perforated, ivory paper lace with meshed cameo center, on which rests a silver Cupid bordered in silver lace. A small group of flowers sits at the bottom of the cameo opening. Cameo reveals a heart-shaped image on the inside of the card, depicting a young woman placing a key into one of two hearts resting on a pedestal, with the word "Love" engraved upon it. A yellow bird rests on the girls shoulder. Image is bordered with birds and flowers. Text below the image reads: Oh! Let me love, And loving you,/will be constant,/Kind, and true.
Birds; Cupids (Art); Flowers; Greeting cards; Hearts (Symbols); Paper craft; Valentines; Women
13.5 x 9 cm
MSS 440, Greeting Card Collection
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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