From simple to ornate, vintage and antique business cards stand out from today’s printed cards in so many ways. The typeface on each is designed to be eye-catching and those with illustrations are quite charming. Business card designers of yore used fonts and artwork considered too frivolous by most businesses these days. They truly don’t make them like this anymore.

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Boarding house business card from 1860. Via/ Flickr
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Via/ Flickr

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