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Old 08-23-2006, 01:07 PM   #16
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Folks, they're NOT phone cards. They're calling cards. Back in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when people visited you, they would leave a small card when they came to see you. When they called on you.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:21 PM   #17
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I KNEW there had to be more to this than long distance minutes but everyone seemed in such agreement
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:54 AM   #20
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The cards you gave me are beautiful...FYI..

We did some magic through ancestry.com and found names dating back to the late 1800's - early 1900's...quite a collection; here's another sample from EBAY.


http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-CALLING-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:50 PM   #21
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Cool.

I'm glad you're enjoying them.
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wow I was really thinking phone cards

or I'd have fought mr.baw for them
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Did they even have phones in olden times?
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:07 PM   #24
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Equate these calling cards as our current Business Cards...they were exchanged during teas, banquets, balls...probably a social status thing...many of these cards that I found on the internet were somewhat "inviting" with sexual suggestions! LOL! they even screwed back then!!!

I found one with Alan Jamison's name!
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or I'd have fought mr.baw for them


I'd watch that.
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What's this about phone and calling cards? I thought this thread was dedicated to martha an' me?

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Folks, they're NOT phone cards. They're calling cards. Back in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when people visited you, they would leave a small card when they came to see you. When they called on you.

Oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
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