The Written And Printed Word

Calling Card ~ Elaborate

1850s - 1890s

     Some calling cards were more elaborate than a simple name printed in black on a white card or even cards which had colored images surrounding the printed name. The image above is the card as presented. The image below is of the same card, but with the overlay lifted up, revealing the name printed underneath it.
     The last card exhibited on this page is too fragile to scan in order to show the name printed underneath the colorful overlay. The card was used by Flossie J. Holsinger.