Embossed Coated Calling Card of Hannah B. Mudge, with Chinese characters.
Boston: Dickinson, Ca. 1840. The embossed coated calling card of an American woman in China, possibly a medical missionary, as the caduceus is embossed at each side of her calling card. There is a vignette within an oval at the bottom of the card showing goods packed in crates at the dock, tall-masted sailing ships, and a locomotive in the distance. With Mudge's name in elaborate contemporary ink, with Chinese characters below. "Dickinson" embossed at lower left corner. 3 3/4 x 2 1/2". Small chip at left edge of card. Good + condition. Item #23526