Apologies for the lack of sharpness in the photos. I've asked my brother Jake to help me with replacement photographs. He's a wonderful amateur photographer when he's not working in his actual profession, real estate.
As you see, this page has 25 cards in quite tidy rows of 5 columns in both directions. The names will be listed in columns across, from left to right, top row #1 to bottom row #5
Top Row, 1, left to right:
- Georgie A Palmer - ornate lettering and nickname implies a girl... style of card, implies unmarried; can't find any engagement/marriage cards for a Palmer in the Album, so she's unknown
- J L Parker - a business card: with Arnold, Constable & Co., 19th St. & Broadway, New York; CARPET DEPARTMENT; check out the link for more information on this wonderful old business, and photos of the building!
- Florence E Graves - Florence Estelle Graves, my greatgrandmother's younger sister, the youngest of the 3 girls of Charles G Graves and Harriet P Ormsbee; b. 3 Feb 1860 NY. As she was married 6 Sep 1893, this clearly predates her marriage to Ernest F Tyler
- Mrs E C Hall - I see no clues for this person to date
- Jennie A Hitchcock - one more unmarried woman, not known
- Frank A Johnson - Hmm - There seems to be a Frank A Johnson associated with the Legion; and another who was a Principal of a school in Binghamton NY in the late 1800s; not clear which -if either- is this person
- Laura M Silliman - a number of possibilities, but not specific enough to identify this unmarried woman
- Dr F E Stewart - I believe he was a general physician ("allopath" - Western medicine treatments), who died in the late 1920s
- Jennie E Cole - clearly another unmarried young woman
- G H Hull - This may be George H Hull, an economist who published a book in NY, 1911
- Fannie R Sanger - likely to be the Fannie Sanger who married Feb.1905 to Arthur Statham; "guests from Syracuse..." stated in NY newspaper account
- Lillie Burdett - another unmarried young woman, few clues
- Daisy Terwilliger - my maternal grandmother; see *below for close-up of card and more details.
- Lillian Graves - Lillian is the eldest of the three Graves sisters: Lillian, Gussie, and Florence; Lillian married a lawyer, Gabriel W Wisner; they had 4 children, the only girl named for her youngest sister Florence.
- Maud H Schiffer - 1880 Census shows 11 yr old Maud H Schiffer living w. widowed mother in Albany NY; possibly the correct person
The remaining 10 Calling cards on this Album page - Rows 4 and 5, will be completed in the next post. Whew! Do you know any of these surnames or people? I would love to be able to update the information with any details that may be known or found. If any of these cards are of your ancestors, do feel free to contact me.
The next post will complete this third page of 25 cards. You'll never guess what the next page is, right? Whoops, you guessed it. That's correct - MORE calling cards - 29, I think. I hope you enjoy these Calling Cards and the glimpse they give into the social life of ancestors in the mid-late 1800s.