Mary M. Purdy Calling Card

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Victorian Era calling card for Mary M. Purdy. This is another we’ll be unable to pinpoint for identification as there are numerous persons showing under this name in census records. If we estimate that Mary might have been born around 1875, there are entries for persons born in Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland and California; and if we estimate she was born about 1865, we find entries for persons born in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. This card was found along with several others in Watsonville, California, and the style of lettering is the same or very similar to the card we have posted for Isaac Sevier.

Price:  $5.00

Wilhelmine S. M. Gathje Calling Card

Wilhemine S. M. Gathje

White calling card with decorative raised border for Wilhelmine S. M. Gathje. (The gold-patterned background was just for scanning purposes.) This card was beautifully done. Check out the surprise under the S!  And according to online birth and death information Miss Gathje was born in 1864 and died in Nebraska in 1899, so this card could be from about 1880 – 1899.

Calling Card, circa 1880 – 1899.

Price:  $15.00

Source:  Find A Grave Memorial #74357733. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi. (Ancestry.com)