Victorian Calling Cards Visiting Cards Set Of 10 Flowers Chldren Ephemera Decor 1880-1900
This is a set of 10 original antique Victorian era calling cards or visiting cards ephemera from the 1880-1900.
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 have various type faces, decorations and styles.
They are in 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, and especially fun to incorporate into tea table decor.
size: most are 3.5 inches by 1.75 inches
used antique condition, glue on reverse, some wear to edges and mild foxing on a couple with residual glue on the backs
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