Nineteenth century valentine, ca. 1880

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Nineteenth century valentine, ca. 1880

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This unsigned valentine features many layers of decoration including lace doilies superimposed over a card with a design around the edges and pop-up roses, along with other decorative effects. Inside the center oval on the cover: "An offering of affection." Inside: E'e'n as the morning dew distils its sweetness on the flowers, So unto you may life disclose new beauties every hour."

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About This Item

  • Title: Nineteenth century valentine, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Media: Paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 2041
  • Collection: Valentines--19th century
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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