Victorian Calling Card Set Of 10 Flowers Birds Mottos Various 1880-1900 Visiting Cards
This is Lot #2, a set of 10 original Victorian era calling cards or visiting cards. They were given by ladies to introduce themselves and to leave when visiting a home. They were also used as enclosures with gifts. Every fashionable lady had their own, and many used the Language Of Flowers to leave a message.
These antique calling cards or visiting cards have various type faces, decorations and styles. We acquired these with a large lot of Victoria ephemera, and were told they had originally been in a scrapbook or visitor's album but had been removed years ago.
The antique cards are in very good used, antique condition with a bit of wear and marks of having mounted on the back. Calling cards are very difficult to find now, and are a window on an elegant and gracious age past.
They can be used in all sorts of ways...to fill your own calling card basket, as a source of ideas for artwork and many other things...just be creative and enjoy!
type: calling cards, visiting cards, name cards, gift cards
size: most are 3.5 inches by 1.75 inches
material: paper, cardstock
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