Hold to the Light Calling Cards — Some Late 1800s Fun

This card is helpful as we can look for similar styling and try to build out the set.
When held to the light, the card has a comic illustration of someone sledding and “HOLD THE FORT” as the message. Unfortunately no attribution on this card.
A blank calling card with a hidden image.
The inside of the card tells a different story!
As a poker player, this is one of my favorite cards.
1875 Pictorial Advertising Co, Boston, comic card.
Calling card with design when held to light.
Multi-colored variation. Most are single color but I have a few with color. Not sure if that is indicative of the time period.

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I am nuts about early album cards from the 1860s-70s. And other cards and small lithographs. This space is to talk about all of them.

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I am nuts about early album cards from the 1860s-70s. And other cards and small lithographs. This space is to talk about all of them.

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