Thursday, March 3, 2011

Who called dear?




I've got a little collection of Victorian calling cards going and I had to share some of my favorites with you. Can't you just picture these inside a case like this one? These cards are especially endearing because the image on the front lifts up on a little flap to reveal the name underneath! Here are the names that you can't see. The names are the best part for me:

Asa G. Botdorf, Mary Geist, Dora P. Palnad, Hattie B. Humphry, James E. Steele, Desbro Stentz, Lossie Stentz, Leolia Coats, Clord R. Rhamey, Bertha Hastings, Mollie C. Quirkle,

6 comments:

honey hi said...

BEAUTIFUL. i have a few of these myself and love to look at them and imagine someone leaving them on a little dish, so amazing to think of, no one ever drops by these days (well, and who schedules times to receive ?) so much sweeter than voicemail...
janine
honeyhivintage.blogspot.com

No Carnations said...

Don't you just love the etiquette of times past? I watch movies like "The Age of Innocence" and am amazed by all of the social rules and requirements...bouquets all mean something different, times of day, gloves etc. I think the calling cards are one of the loveliest of these old traditions! Great collection!

dietplaid said...

I love calling cards. Would you believe that my brothers and I made some when were little? Yep. We left them at each others doors. Anyway, these cards remind me of some of the old cards I have.

Emily said...

Hattie B. Humphry! Oh my - these are wonderful.

Farmgirl Susan said...

What a beautiful collection! And the names are priceless. They sound like they're right out of an English novel. My favorites are Desbro Stentz and Mollie C. Quirkle. :)

MAURICE and KING said...

Wow. These are amazingly beautiful. Love them all! Fabulous to find you. :)

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