1880's Lizzie I. Spencer Victorian Calling Card, found in New England
Printed on this Victorian era calling card: Lizzie I. Spencer. 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: We found evidence of Eliza Idella Spencer Manuel, known as "Lizzie I. Spencer," in who sadly drowned at age 21 on May 23, 1890 in North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island. She and 2 friends went out in a boat and only one young woman made it back, who was rescued by a dog. There is no proof this was here, but the card was found with other Rhode Island material.
This calling card has a beautiful brown litho Victorian design of a swan in lake, and a medieval castle off in the distance. It was found in New England, in the Boston area with many 19th century cards from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Maine. A beautiful piece.
Size: 3.5 by 1.5 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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