1856 William Bliven, Helen Yerrington Victorian Wedding Calling Card
Printed on card: "Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bliven" and wife's maiden name printed at bottom, "Helen L. Yerrington". These Victorian era cards were used to "call" and announce your Victorian "calling" at homes of friends, acquaintances, family members and business contacts. Generally the home had a tray or "Charger," which was a large vessel, often silver, to hold the beautiful cards.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Helen Louisa Yerrington Bliven 1837-1914
Her Father: George Yerrington, born Connecticut
Her Mother: Mary Yerrington, born Connecticut
Spouse: William Charles Bliven 1826-1918, married 1856
He was born in Washington, Rhode Island
His Father: Edward Gavitt Bliven, born Rhode Island in 1786
His Mother: Frances Barker Bliven, born 1801 in Rhode Island
They are buried at Jewett City, New London County, Connecticut
It's unusual to have a wife's maiden name printed on a calling card. A beautiful glossy Civil war era personal calling card of this couple. A rare and beautful treasure. William's surname is also seen spelled as Blevin and Blivin in some census records, as well as Yarrington for her. Found in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine with a large and beautiful stash of early new England calling cards. We feel this is their 1856 Victorian wedding card.
Size: 2 x 3.5 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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