Salesman’s sample book of calling cards
Salesman’s sample book of calling cards
Salesman’s sample book of calling cards
Salesman’s sample book of calling cards
Salesman’s sample book of calling cards

Salesman’s sample book of calling cards

Northford, Connecticut: Stevens Bro’s, circa 1890. Album. This “Agent’s Sample Book” measures approximately 4.5” x 7” and contains over thirty pages holding almost 100 different calling card samples. All of the cards are in nice shape and have been pasted/glued to the album’s disbound pages. The cover and pages show some light wear; the gilt lettering on the cover is clear and legible. Very good. Item #008709

The cards vary in style and decoration. Some are simple, some ornate, some die-cut. Many show flowers, some feature hands, birds, shells, butterflies, and agricultural implements or scenes. One is illustrated with a giant Uncle Sam waving a flag while dancing on the roofs of railroad passenger cars. One similar salesman’s sample book is held by the Connecticut Historical Society.

Price: $300.00

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