The original Valentine’s Day postcard, with Ellen Clapsaddle illustration, shows a little farm boy in overalls, boots, and a straw hat cutting a bunch of wild flowers for his sweetheart with his faithful pupy sitting at his feet.
The message is “My Valentine Think of Me.” The card also contains a poem:
“It may be in the garden –
(But I haven’t said it’s there)
I shall meet my little sweetheart,
But I won’t tell where.