Children Eating Apples

[POP-UP VALENTINE]. Children Eating Apples.

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[POP-UP VALENTINE]. Children Eating Apples. [U.S.A, c. 1930].

A charmingly simplistic pop-up printed Valentine; (16 x 10cm approx.); showing two children eating apples on a bench, against a background of flowers, doves and a parasol; with ''To my Valentine' to fold-down; and 'honeycomb' tissue conntector to front section; fold-down crease a little fragile; some light overall toning and a small patch of rubbing (possibly a previous inscription erased) from verso. With pencil inscription 'for Lara Bunck' to rear.
Verse to fold-down reads;
"This little token let thy love combine
With mine, my only chosen Valentine".
Unsurprisingly, it was in the United States where the mass production of Valentine’s Day cards boomed at the turn of the 20th century. This particular style of card is typical of the period.