Calling card with glossy finish for Herman J. Eggestein. The font type is very distinctive with the arrows going through the capital letters. This card was found in an antique store in Watsonville, California along with a few others. The next post will be of another calling card with the exact same font style, and one then wonders if the two people are connected somehow, or if they lived in the same area and maybe used the same printer, but I didn’t find any records that hinted at that. I did then go looking online for other cards with that same arrow style, and did find one other. (I wonder how many font styles there were to choose from.) The background is one I’ve not seen yet, and reminds me of a blue sky with some thin clouds.
In searching for this person, a marriage record was found for a Herman Eggestein and Clara Hausfeltd, married in Jackson County, Minnesota in February of 1898. (Ever so sadly, this couple was killed by a cyclone, in August of the same year. Herman was 26 and Clara was 20. Find A Grave records do show Herman’s middle initial as J.) No other entries were found for a Herman J. Eggestein, so it’s possible this was the same person, but we don’t know for sure. But back to the card itself, and just to try to end this post on a lighter note, it’s a very nice calling card, with a wonderful font style.
Card date circa 1890 – 1898. Price: $5.00
Sources: Ancestry.com. Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
http://www.findagrave.com. Memorial #s 62565901 and 62565954