Clever, patriotic card verse
To My Valentine
The United States is the place for me
Does the united state appeal to thee?
Details on card and text from backside
Tuck's Card One Cent Post Card;
Artistic Series; Pre-1917
(Illustration: Uncle Sam with Valentine wings walking along side bald eagle with a little puppy at his feet)
Art by E. Curtis;
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches;
Copyright 1906 by Raphael Tuck & Sons Co. LTD
Raphael Tuck & Sons: Valentine Post Cards, Series No. 3. "From Many Lands."
Art Publishers to Their Majesties the King and Queen. By Appointment
Inscribed from "May Nelson" to "Master Morris Gale" of "Greenwich, Ct."
"May"(penciled on front)
Dating postcards from 1893 through the 1900s
- 1893-1898: Pioneer era: Undivided backs
- 1901-1907: “Post Card” imprint and undivided backs for address only with message on front
- Private Mail Card era: The government gave permission to private printers to sell post cards
- 1907-1915: Address and message on back with – generally –no white border
- 1915-1930: White border – Imports from Germany had stopped by this time, and the new U.S. cards had a lesser print quality