Tortoiseshell Card Case

Tortoiseshell Card Case

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This is a tortoiseshell calling card case from the mid-1800s. It was most likely used by a woman to keep the calling cards she would leave when making house calls to friends or family. Calling cards were prevalent during the Victorian era and were often displayed in decorative receivers (or trays) near the front entry of one’s home.
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Object Name
card case
Other Terms
card case; Accessories Carried; Female
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Credit Line
Constance H. Schwab
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Domestic Furnishings
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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