Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sweet Salvation Sister - Rare Salvation Army Themed Valentine Card

Follow Me My Valentine- Won't you come and join me? It's easily understood, I'm a sweet Salvation Sister, and I want to do you good! - Song ~ Beauty draws us with a single hair! - Pope

2 7/8" x 5" (5" x 5 3/4" opened)
circa 1880s, 1890s

This card has an unusual theme referring to the Salvation Army and the women in black often carrying tambourines who held marches to advocate for purity, temperance and to evangelize. The Salvation Army began in 1865, making this rather early in its history.

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