The Modern Calling and Visiting Card

THE MODERN CALLING AND VISITING CARD

A calling card, also known as a visiting card, is a small card with one's name printed on it. The calling card was a social necessity in 18th-19th century American and Western European upper societies. They were as much utilitarian objects as they were status symbols. Calling cards were carried by both men and women … Continue reading THE MODERN CALLING AND VISITING CARD

VISITING CARDS: WHAT ARE THEY?

VISITING CARDS: WHAT ARE THEY?

A visiting card, also called calling card, is a small card with one's name printed on it. It was carried by both men and women in the 18th and 19th century as a way to announce themselves in an acquaintance's home or to request an invitation to visit. "The essential convention was that a first … Continue reading VISITING CARDS: WHAT ARE THEY?