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Greeting Card, Valentine, 19th century

This is a Greeting Card. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1930. Its medium is machine cut paper, decoupage on paper doily, laid down. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Virginia Gerson. It is credited Gift of Virginia Gerson.

Its dimensions are

22.7 x 18.7 cm (8 15/16 x 7 3/8 in. )

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, around design: My heart; is thine; In these sweet and / True loves token; fragrant posies / deep reposes

Cite this object as

Greeting Card, Valentine, 19th century; machine cut paper, decoupage on paper doily, laid down; 22.7 x 18.7 cm (8 15/16 x 7 3/8 in. ); Gift of Virginia Gerson; 1930-12-2

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