1840's A. Bicknell Victorian Calling Card, Foxboro, Norfolk County, MA
Printed on Fancy Card: Mr. & Mrs. A. Bicknell, Foxboro. In the embossed area at bottom, is printed the name of the printer "Dickinson of Boston."
Found in Manchester NH in Hillsborough County. This is a thickly embossed and beautiful early 1840's Victorian Bicknell family calling card with a birdbath scene and cornucopia and raised flowers, all in deeply embossed white. It is unusual to find any location on calling cards.
wiki says: "Foxborough" is the official spelling of the town name, although the alternative spelling "Foxboro" is also frequently used. This alternative spelling is used by the United States Postal Service as the correct form by which to address mail to recipients in the town although both can be processed by their system. The sign on the post office reads "Foxboro."
This appears o be an expensive and high quality card. Foxborough is in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. We found Mr. Alden Bicknell living in Foxboro, Mass in this time period with is wife Esther Harkness Bicknell from Pelham. They were married on Nov. 29, 1845. His occupation is listed as a Bonnet Presser in the 1850 census. We feel there is a good chance this was their wedding card, as there is no other A. Bicknell family seen in census. It also has the feel of a wedding card.
A beautiful and original personal calling card of this 19th c Foxboro family. In fact, one of the most beautifully made and printed calling cards we have ever seen....
Size: 3.5 x 2 inches
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