Come with me, my love
To the sea, the sea of love
I want to tell you how much I love you
Philip Baptiste (Phil Phillips) and George Khoury, 1959
The marvelous mechanical valentine features a big-eyed bathing belle trying to keep her valentine wishes high and dry as she paddles through a pond.
Captioned "Water sports for Love," the card was printed in Germany. By rotating the paper wheel on the card's back, you can move the lass's limbs so that she appears to be swimming the breaststroke.
Her pose recalls that of Miss Ondine, the mechanical "poupee nageuse" (swimming doll) patented by Elie Martin in 1878.