1870 Jesse Arnold, Elizabeth Perry Victorian Calling Card, Bangor Maine
On front: "Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Arnold" is printed in beautiful calligraphy printed script. This Arnold family calling card was found in Portland, Maine, Cumberland County, Maine. This is printed on an early coated cardstock from the 1860-1870's.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
We found evidence of the "J.M. Arnold Shoe Company" in Bangor, Maine, Penobscot County. The company owner was Jesse M. Arnold and his wife Elizabeth A. Perry Arnold. Their son was Harold Arnold, known as Harry Arnold. He was heir to the JM Arnold Shoe Company. Harry worked in the family business, which was located on Exchange Street, Bangor, Penobscot County Maine.
Harold L. Arnold 1865-1924 was born in Maine. He married Mabel H. Potter Arnold in 1899 there. They had one daughter during their marriage, Frances P. Arnold 1902-1994. Harold died in 1924 in Bangor, Maine, at age 59, and was buried there.
Jesse M. Arnold 1829–1893 born in Bradford, Penobscot County, Maine to Spencer Arnold 1794–1874 and Nancy Soule Arnold 1794–1874. He died in Bangor.
Elizabeth W. Arnold 1817–1827
Ambrose S Arnold 1819–1888
George K Arnold born 1821
Polly Arnold 1822–1826
Martha J. Arnold born 1824
Spencer Arnold Jr. 1827–1878
John S. Arnold born 1831
His Wife: Elizabeth A. Perry Arnold 1832–1908
Their son: Harold L. Arnold 1865–1924 (known as Harry L. Arnold, he married Mabel Howe Potter Arnold 1866-1923, born in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Their Child was Frances Arnold 1902–1994, who died in New York.
This beautiful old piece will be sent in a new clean archival rigid sleeve for your collection. This was a personal calling card for Mr. & Mrs. JM Arnold, and is one of a kind. 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.
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)