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Doily valentine

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Doily valentine

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This valentine is made from a doily and pasted-on pictures of a bird and flowers. On the back is written, "Albert from Merrill."

This mechanical valentine is also known as a sentimental moveable, trick valentine, or novel valentine. Often these mechanicals would have moveable parts and stands.

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Other Information

  • Title: Doily valentine
  • Media: paper
  • Dimensions: 16 cm x 12 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2041
  • Collection: Valentines--19th century
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

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

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