Early American Valentines on loan to Oatlands for Feb. 15 Tea

From the collection of Gail Adams--used with permission

From the collection of Gail Adams–used with permission

From the collection of Gail Adams--used with permission

From the collection of Gail Adams–used with permission

From the collection of Gail Adams--used with permission

From the collection of Gail Adams–used with permission

From the collection of Gail Adams-used with permission

From the collection of Gail Adams-used with permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oatlands is pleased to feature a display of early American valentine cards at the afternoon tea on February 15.  The display, with cards from 1820-1880, highlights the contributions of Esther Howland, who is called the “Mother of the American Valentine”.  The collection, on loan to Oatlands from Gail Adams, a Howland descendant, includes celluloid, woodcuts, sachet, fringed, and Ivorine valentines.  Paper lace makers include Windsor, Mansell, Buffords of Boston, Meek, Mossman, and Berlin & Jones.  There will also be a display of Civil War era valentine sentiments.

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Director of Development at Oatlands, a National Trust Historic Site.
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