[MOVEABLE]. Boy in Bakery. [c.1910]
Early Chromolithographed moveable Valentine; (16 x 19cm approx.); depicting a boy in a bakery, with heart-shaped biscuits, milk pail and traditional dress; split-pin allowing torso and thereby biscuit tray to be moved upwards and down onto fire; 'To my Valentine' printed along lower edge; some creasing to external parts; small closed tear on the hand holding tray; with ink note 'To Alva from Elsie & Herbet' to rear; a lovely colourful moveable from the early 20th century.
No printer or designer is marked, however owing to the nature of the figure's outfit we assume this card was printed or designed in Europe, most likely Germany. At the beginning of the 20th century many American companies outsourced production of Valentine's cards to Europe, due to the innovations and thus lowered costs in printing manufacture.