It is truly interesting what fabulous treasures from the past are left behind. The British Museum houses many of these forgotten treasures that could have been so easily thrown away in their time.
When viewing the print above from the screen of a computer, it looks like it could have been any sort of print to be displayed in the home or business of a person willing to spend a few shillings. However this one is a bit more special. This print was actually a calling card of Harriet, Lady Bessborough. One the reverse is an invitation to a ball she was holding. Whoever she invited must have appreciated the gesture enough to save the invitation many years afterward!