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On this fine St. Valentine's Day, let's look at a favorite from my own collection.
This gorgeous Victorian valentine of paper lace and appliqué is part of my growing collection of antique ephemera. It features an applied plaque which reads “Accept My Valentine” below an applied scrap of a scene of a boy and a girl with a dog. The girl holds a doll while the boy is helping Mr. Punch—who oddly looks like a human child—ride the dog like a horse.