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Victorian Calling Cards – English visiting etiquette in the late 1800s

Posted by ellielaycock on October 3, 2014 in Textiles | No Comments

In England in the late 1800s, visiting one’s friends and relatives required a calling card. These Victorian equivalents of text messages were rectangular cards with the visitor’s name engraved or printed onto one side and covered with a highly coloured and decorated die-cut flap of paper. These designs incorporated many motifs and symbols including meaningful […]

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