1850's Lydia C. Maxfield LeGrow Victorian Calling Card, Windham, Maine
On front: "Lydia C. Maxfield" is handwritten in very faintly and delicately script in faded old dip pen ink.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
The New England Historical & Genealogical Register 1847-2011:
Name: Lydia C Maxfield
Birth Date: 12 Jun 1845
Birth Place: Harlem, Maine
Father's Name: Rufus Maxfield
Mother's name: Mary Ann Maxfield
1850 US Census about Lydia C Maxfield:
Birth Year: about 1845, Maine
Home in 1850: Windham, Cumberland County, Maine
Levi Varney 51
Mary Ann Varney 38
James E Varney 23
Mary L Varney 21
Martha E Varney 13
Lydia C Maxfield 5
Rufus Maxfield 3
Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937 about Lydia C Maxfield
Spouse: Edward M. Legrow (Edward Legrow)
Marriage Date: 2 Sep 1866
Marriage Place: Windham, Cumberland County, ME
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.
This beautiful old piece will be sent in a new clean archival rigid sleeve for your collection. This was a personal handmade calling card for Lydia Maxfield Legrow, and is early and one of a kind. It was found in Portland, Maine.
Size: 2 x 3 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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