September 13, 2015

Acquaintance Cards – These Pickup Cards from the 19th Century Are Fantastic

Long before online dating, young men in the U.S. around 1870s to 1880s would keep a few of these pickup cards in their back pocket and hand to women they found attractive. According to Alan Mays, a collector of these cards, the card was “a common means of introduction, it was never taken too seriously”.


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