This small, business card-sized calling card is this week’s ephemera. While it isn’t quite understood what the message of a juggling auburn-haired child was meant to relay this card is certainly eye catching and distinct from other cards of the period. It bears the address of the company it represents: Portsmouth Shoe Manufactory. 105 West Front Street, Portsmouth, Ohio.
“Make all Kinds of Ladies’ Fine Shoes”Portsmouth Shoe Manufactory