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“May I C-U-Home This Eve.” acquaintance card

Photo(s) by Alan Mays. Imported from Flickr on May 7, 2022. Artwork published in
circa 1890
“May I C-U-Home This Eve.” acquaintance card
Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Alan Mays and tagged with “souvenir”. License: All Rights Reserved.

This is a sample acquaintance card dating to the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
See May I C U Home This Eve? for another card with the same illustration and a different distinctive typeface.
For another sample acquaintance card with this illustration, see Love Speaks—Without Me Thou Would’st Die.
For additional cards, see my Acquaintance Cards album.

May I C-U-Home This Eve.
Yours Truly. Please Answer.
Acquaintance Card. Name on 25 for 10 cts. Ast’d.

The shaded caps are from Souvenir, a typeface patented in December 1884 and credited to Andrew Little of Farmer, Little & Company in New York. “This Eve” is set in Bowl, shown by the same foundry in 1887. It’s a wide Latin with curved strokes, angled serifs, and some decorative dots, but otherwise similar to Washington (Central, 1886). The italic is unidentified – it appears to be a precursor to designs like Bell or Austin. “Yours truly” and “Please answer” is lettering.


  • Souvenir (Farmer)
  • Bowl
  • unidentified typeface




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