Produced by the International Art Publishing Company, this St. Valentine's Greeting is beyond the norm. A winged cupid peeks from a peeled corner at a young couple in colonial garb. The boy, in blue frock cost with lace trimmed shirt collar and cuffs, is presenting a nosegay to the young girl. She has her clasped hands aside her face to show her embarrassment. She wears a full bonnet over her blonde curls. A ruffled apron covers her full skirt in a pink/red color. Her blouse has puffed sleeves with lace cuffs. The boy's hair is long and pulled back in a black ribbon. The yellow lining of his coat and gold vest peek out just enough to be seen. The message: Let these flowers speak for me, They have a language sweet. They'll whisper, "I love only thee, and long they love to meet." They upper left corner is creased and a tiny bit of surface paper is missing from the front bottom, Corners are soft. The divided back has a full message written in ink. The canceled one cent stamp survives. Date is 1910. The Ellen K. Clapsaddle signature is below the cupid figure in the upper right corner.
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