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Title Shenandoah Valley of Virginia calling cards collection, early 20th Century
Catalog Number 14.0.091
Object Name Card, Calling
Donor Found in Collection
Scope & Content Group of 104 visiting cards and two trade cards. Many of the cards bear the names of people living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the early 20th century. The cards represent both females and males. Most of the cards were factory printed, although a few are handdrawn. Some of the cards include decorative decals. Decorative elements on cards include hands, floral bouquets, fruits, cherubs, seashells, sentiments of friendship, birds, especially doves, and puppies.

The trade cares are those of Joseph Click, a Bridgewater (Va.) carriage maker and of a book store in Staunton (Va.)

Provenance unknown but possibly the collection of a Bridgewater College (Bridgewater, Va.) student.
Collection Alexander Mack Memorial Library Special Collections
People Click, Joseph