Clapsaddle Valentine postcard features a large, red, central heart with a young boy drawing hearts surrounded by blue forget-me-nots with gold accents. The verse reads: "To my beloved Valentine/Dearest, if I did but know,/The reason/why I love you so." It is signed, "Ellen H. Clapsaddle" in script on the bottom left. The postcard measures approximately 5-3/8 x 3-1/2" and is in Very Good/Excellent Condition with no apparent damage or defects. The reverse of the card is marked with a logo and the words, "International Art Publ Co New York Berlin Printed in Germany" and "Series No 4447". The card is signed in pencil: To Buelah from Geraldine" and is partially addressed to: "Miss Buelah Bowen - City". This is a wonderful example of the Valentine postcard art of Ellen Clapsaddle, a highly collectible illustrator of the Victorian era. (#43704-ValentinePostcardClapsaddleBelovedValentine)
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