Valentine's Gallery Page Five
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Mechanical Cut Out Valentine 
Mfg. Unknown
Circa: 1921
Mechanical Cut-Out Card has a spinning wheel which says, "To My Valentine", when turned reveals "I Love You Dearly". The back of the card has an "A" frame so it can stand on its own.
Esther Howland Valentine  Esther Howland Valentine
Mfg. Esther Howland - Unsigned
Circa: Late 1800's
Another of our Museums most prized possession is this Esther Howland Paper Lace and Muslin Valentine. A true rarity, very few of Howland's early Valentines are in existence today.  You can read about Esther Howland in the History Section of the Museum.  This delicate card measures 2 1/2 by 3 1/2. Our enlargement is larger so you can get a detailed look at the intricate work.  Inside reads:  "Words that are fond, words that are true, in truth and love I offer you".
Pink Fringe ValentinePink Fringe Valentine   
Mfg. Unknown
Circa: Late 1800's
Most popular in the late 1800's this Silk Fringed Card has two sides and was meant to be hand delivered or sent in an envelope unlike other mailed "postcards" of those days. One side reads: "Love's Offering.  Mamma's little roguish girl, Dimple chin and waving curl, Darling little pet of mine, What a charming Valentine". The other side reads: "A Valentine Greeting.  Kind wishes I send To day, to thee, dear friend, My greeting take then, return me thine, So know we old Saint Valentine".


Mechanical Valentine
Mfg. Unknown
Printed in Germany
Circa: Early 1900's
Mechanical Cut-Out Card of cat playing with a crab in a shell.  When the tail or blue bow is moved the cats eyes move back and forth and the crab moves about his shell. The back of the card has a paper "A" frame to allow it to stand on its own.
Whitney Made Valentine Postcard
Mfg. Whitney Made
Printed Worcester, Mass. USA
Circa: Postmarked February 9, 1915
Embossed, Gold Leafed Postcard reads: "To My Valentine".
  Valentine Postcard
Mfg. Unknown
Printed in Germany
Circa:  Postmarked February 14, 1908
Embossed, Gold Leafed Postcard features a material Satin Heart in the center.  The Satin Heart is slightly padded.  The card reads: "My Heart's Gift".

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