SIRS Database – ‘Mother of the American Valentine’

valentine’s day cardHappy Valentine Day

Check out the SIRS Renaissance that feature the two cards shown here display the three-dimensional effect produced by paper accordion springs typical of those manufactured by Howland’s all-female assembly line. The cards were passed along it before Howland’s final inspection. The embossed N.E.V. CO. reflects a company name change made in the 1870s when it became New England Valentine Company. The 10 indicates a price of 10 cents.