G.A.R. Calling/Advertising Card


From The Great American BOOT AND SHOE STORE, Lancaster, Pa.

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A nice illustrated card with the G.A.R. member badge in four color on an oversized calling card, yet more of a business card, no doubt marketing her business to G.A.R. veterans and others at the time of the National Encampment in Philadelphia possibly in 1899.

The owner is a Mrs. T. Strauss of Lancaster, Pennsylvania,  and in doing some research the possible name I can find at present is a Tolbert Strauss who served in the 120th Ohio Infantry. She may have only used the member badge for advertising purposes.

Size of the card is 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches.  There is central stain from where another object, probably from some tie string in place for many years.  Overall in very good + condition.

USPS First Class Mail  $4.00

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Weight .75 lbs