To My Valentine

Description (Brief)
Elaborate folding valentine featuring die-cut automobile of about 1900 set against a gilded architectural framework resting on a blue, cloud-like scalloped ground. "To My Valentine" and "Printed in Germany" are printed on the verso of the bottom fold. The valentine was given by David E. Ream to Marion A. Hartman (Ream) early in their lives together. They were married in 1915. The valentine was displayed in their Pennsylvania home every February, a tradition continued by their granddaughter Pat Compher who donated the card in 2013.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
greeting card
Object Type
die-cut
Chromolithograph
date made
1905-1915
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 cm x 24 cm; 10 1/4 in x 9 7/16 in
Place Made
Germany
ID Number
2013.0170.01
catalog number
2013.0170.01
accession number
2013.0170
subject
Art
Communications
Automobiles
Children
Valentine's Day
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Pat Compher

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