Sunday, July 23, 2006

Victorian Calling Cards

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Also known as "visiting cards", these old cards were carried by both women and men in the 19th century when they went calling on friends. It was customary for a married lady to leave her husbands card, or if calling on another married woman, to leave one of her own cards and two of her husband's cards (one for the husband of the hostess). Of course, these old things were also used during courting. As hard to believe as it may be, there were no text messaging, emails, telephones or even penny postcards when the calling card was in its glory.

These particular cards were left by Samuel H. Burk, Annie Lehman, Miss Edna P. Hurst, Ida M. Bonard, Mr. Clemen Miller (covered with a victorian scrap), and Anna Borntrager.

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