1880 Thomas Mellen & Mary Jane Lamb Mellen Weymouth, Mass Florist Card
A beautifully printed antique 1880-90s advertising trade card and/or Victorian calling card with colorful litho roses for Mrs. T.C. Mellen, Florist, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The card is trimmed a bit by printer on bottom and we believe it to be East Weymouth. There is nothing printed on the reverse.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Thomas Mellen & Mary Jane Lamb Mellen were florists in Weymouth, Norfolk County Massachusetts at the turn of the last century.
Massachusetts, Death Records 1841-1915:
Thomas C Mellen, Born about 1826 in Quincy MA.
Death Date: 23 Dec 1905, Weymouth, Massachusetts
Father: Amos W Mellen (Amos Mellen)
Mother: Sally Cleverly Mellen
Mary Jane Lamb Mellen: Birth 1829 in Middleborough, Mass
Death 1909 in Weymouth, MA
Marriage to Thomas C. Mellen in 1847, at age 18.
Amasa Lamb (1807-1872) born in MA.
Susan Bartlett Lamb (Susan Lamb) 1810-1875 born in Massachusetts.
Spouse & Children:
Thomas C Mellen 1826-1905
Their daughter: Susan Jane Mellen Hopkins, born 1852 (Susan and her daughter Mary Alice Hopkins, age 8, live with her parents in the 1880 census)
Their Son: Herbert T. Mellen 1859-1882
It is rare to see any reference to a woman in business in the 19th century. This beautiful old piece will be sent in a new clean archival rigid sleeve for your collection. This was a personal calling card for this ancestor, is one of a kind. 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: 3.5 x 2.25 inches.
Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)