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One of Wapello’s Early Legal Eagles March 4, 2010

Posted by Wapello Warbler in History, Wapello.

Hey, look what turned up on a California web site! A nineteenth century business card for Charles M. Wright of Wapello, Iowa.

RefreshMyBusinessCards notes:

This is a business card for one of the many attorneys specializing in pension claims, circa 1895. SSA History Archives. This attorney specialized in Civil War pensions in Wapello, Iowa.

It’s amazing that business cards have stood the test of time as a reminder of those we have met and the services they offer. Although paper, printing and design have changed over the years, many parts of the business card remain the same. Notice how Mr. Wright has his photo and information about his company on his card (phone numbers were obviously not around at the time).



1. Kathleen McNeal - July 18, 2010

Charles M. Wright was my great-grandfather. My grandmother was one of his daughters: Rozella B. Wright. If you have a copy of his business card or any other information about him, I would very much like to see it.


Kathleen McNeal

Wapello Warbler - July 18, 2010

Aw, gee. The image used to appear via a link to another blog. It’s missing there, too. I guess whoever put up the image of the card deleted it. Sorry. It had a nice picture of him.

2. madwaffle - December 3, 2013

It’s now an illustration on wikipedia’s article about business cards: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BusinessCardAttorney1895.jpg

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