Visiting card

Object Number: 
INV.1283
Date: 
1859
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 28.6 x 13.3 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
written: in pencil on reverse; "Dec. 30, 1918/ Visiting card of Chinese Prime/ Minister 1859 calling on the/ american officers on their treaty visit./ (Lt. Trenchard was in charge/ Flag Lt. of party)/ Presented by Edward Trenchard/ Dec 30, 1918"
Description: 
Framed calling card of the Chinese Prime Minister; rectangular piece of red paper with two Chinese characters drawn in black ink, with horizontal crease across center; in black frame.
Gallery Label: 
According to an inscription on the reverse of the frame, this calling card was presented by the Chinese Ambassador to American dignitaries during treaty negotiations in 1859.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edward Trenchard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group