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Object Name Card, Greeting
Date ca. 1880-1915
Description Greeting card (probably a valentine); folded and die-cut paper with hearts, flowers and arrows in blue and white, with applied die-cut flowers in shades of red and green. Printed inscriptions in hearts: "The carrier dove through / Azure blue / On pinions strong and / Fast, Flies faster as he nears / The goal, his / Home at last." and "The traveller from distant / Lands, / From dangers overpast, / Thinks of his own / As dearest, best, / Sweet home / At last." The paper is folded along the right edge of the cover and the inside is blank. The reverse side has handwritten inscription in ink: "[Munroe's?] love."
(Keyword: Holiday)
Acquisition From Alice Austen
Ownership and History This card is part of a collection of personal items that came to the Staten Island Historical Society from photographer Alice Austen in 1945.
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1915
Material Paper
Subjects Greeting cards
Valentines
Hearts
Flowers
Ephemera
Holidays
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Catalog Number 45.002.0042
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2015.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.