Victorian Original 11 Visiting Cards Calling Cards Boy Birds Hands Various Styles Lot 5
An antique 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. Lot number 5.
Every fashionable lady had their own, and many used the Language Of Flowers to leave a message. They 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 calling cards or visiting 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.
type: calling cards, visiting cards, name cards, gift cards
country: USA, Germany
size: most are 3.5 inches by 1.75 inches
designs: flowers, mottoes, birds, scripture
material: paper, cardstock