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Escort Cards

November 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I am, for some reason, preoccupied with the many uses of that most ubiquitous and disposable of printed items, the cardboard rectangle.  The following is a selection of “escort cards,” which eligible gentlemen would once use to ask to walk a lady home.  They featured verses, illustrations, and rebuses, all in the service of formal courtship.


And, for good measure, some replies.


(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Ephemera

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gail // Jan 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I’d probably marry a man who simply says “if not, may I stand under my umbrella and see you go by?” Actually, I think I did….

  • 2 Doug // Jan 6, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Once again, umbrellas save the day…

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