Friday, May 1, 2015

Daily Vintage - Victorian Trade Card, Woman Balancing on Bubble

Today's Daily Vintage is this charming Victorian trade card featuring a woman - perhaps a circus performer - balancing on a giant bubble.  This card is TINY (2.5" x .075").  I purchased it at an ephemera show, and was told that it dates 1870's to 1880's.  I think it would look great in a small frame.  I have framed small pictures like this with vintage paper or vintage-look paper (from your favorite craft supply or art supply store) as a background.    This Victorian card is at Birdhouse Books: Victorian Trade Card, Woman Balancing on Bubbles.


Treasures By Brenda said...

Love this card, Trish. It reminds me of a circus performer so I'll pin your post to my Circus board.

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks so much, Brenda! I appreciate that. I love this card, too. My Mom and I went to a local ephemera show ... I got a stack of Victorian trade cards there. They are the oldest things in my store, and the design is just lovely. - Trish