[POP-UP VALENTINE]. Two Ladies in a Flower Car. [USA: c.1910].
Chromolithograph 3D card; (16 x 14.5 cm approx.); possibly designed or printed in America due to the car design, with two figures being driven by a cherub in car adorned with flowers; some light rubbing to verso and creases to delicate extremities; likely late Edwardian. A near-fine example.
Henry Ford had developed the Model T Motor car in 1909, allowing the previously unobtainable vehicles to be owned by the middle classes. Designs featuring the car quickly became a popular motif of Valentine's cards. Instead of a number plate, here two hearts bear the message 'To my Love'.