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Object Name Card, Calling
Date ca. 1875-1900
Description Calling card; chromolithograph on a small rectangular card, decorated with an image of a woman's hand holding out a small bouquet with a calla lily. Name printed below the image in gold: "Freeman Merrell."
Ownership and History Freeman Vanname Merrell (1851-1926) lived in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, where he had a long career as a boatman and ship captain. He and his wife Amelia had children Grace, John, and Clifford.
Earliest Date 1875
Latest Date 1900
Material Paper
Subjects Ephemera
Flowers
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Merrell, Freeman
Catalog Number X14.0030
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2015.
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