Framed Greeting Cards given to Phoebe Jagger
This frame contains two greeting cards, both featuring water color illustrations of different scenes.
The card on the left shows a woman looking into the distance while wearing a yellow dress, within what appares to be a dressing room space with a bird cage, framed by an elegant border.
Accompanying this piece is a short poem that reads:
"Ah! the happy hours of childhood
Are not from sorrow free,
And then how sweet it is to have
Some kind friend's sympathy;
A brother's or a sister's love,
A friend's consoling word
May sooth a deeper anguish than
The looks of prettiest bird!"
The card on the right shows a young man sitting on the ground, with the hand of a seated young lady in his own hands as he looks up to her, while they sit among trees that stretch into the distance. They're accompanied by a golden angelic figure above them, a crescent floral arrangement below, and elaborate relief pattern framing them on all sides.
On the back of the frame, the written text explains that this frame was a gift to Phoebe Jagger, who married Jeremiah Squires in 1825. She lived to the age of 68, dying in April of 1892.