Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Etiquette of Visiting Cards

            In the practice of turning card corners, the upper left hand corner denotes "visits," and is used for an ordinary call; the upper right hand corner turned down means "felicitation," and is for a visit of congratulation; the lower left hand corner, "conge," represents a farewell call; and the lower right corner "condolence," expresses a desire to sympathize with bereavement. The rule most generally understood is the turning of one end of the card, which denotes a wish to see the ladies of the family.

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[Taken from the Centennial (Warrenton, NC) 19 May 1876]

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