Valentine Card c.1840
A coloured lithograph of a ship sailing on the sea with a door revealing a sailor being given a valentine by a cupid below deck.
Verse below image read:
Oh! true ‘tis indeed I would taste of the lip / That flies from the Cottage & ventures the Ship / For she who inclines to a Sailor’s own heart, / In the gale of adversity - never will part
Let it blow, and blow hard, my own fond one believe / I will ever be faithful, and never deceive / In Hymen’s own bonds, no intruder should sever / And living, love on - yes for ever and ever
British Postal Museum & Archive
- Original (1229 x 1500) -