This is an example of a valentine Fraktur, or a Fraktur whose purpose was to express romantic love or friendship. Samuel McWaid was the lucky recipient of this one’s sentiment. The inscription reads: “Round is the ring that has no end. So is my Love to you My Friend.” The valentine has watercolor designs of red fruit and plum-colored roses.
Medium: Paper, Iron Gall Ink, Watercolor
Dimensions: H: 13 x W: 13 in.
Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection
Category: Works on Paper - Fraktur
Purchased in 2001.