Valentine

Object number
01.1001
Date
1840 – 1899
Description
On front of Valentine is a cherub holding a rose surrounded by paper cut lacework. Inside features a poem in gilded ink, "Fondly I love, but/ some strange spell/ Forbids my tongue/ its tale to tell;/ Take this/ simple gift and feel/ The love my lips/ dare not reveal" on purple paper with gilded edges.
Materials
paper
Credit Line
Newport Historical Society Collection
Object Type
valentines