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Love Knot Poem from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Love Knot Poem. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created in 1815.
This Valentine Love Knot Poem was made by Rachel P. Cooke and sent to George Harlow Griswold.
Valentine's Day has a long tradition, dating from the Middle Ages. The exchange of gifts and love letters was an important part of courtship and marriage. During the late 1700's and early 1800's, the exchange of cards and letters began to supplant expensive gifts.
In the United States, many of the designs were influenced by the fraktur of the Pennsylvania Germans. The Love-knot was a popular design. The intricate artwork and wording required careful work, showing the earnestness of the maker's affections.
You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.
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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 79-G-261. The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0348.
The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 79-G-261.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0348.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on November 12, 2001. It was last updated November 17, 2017.