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Hand-delivered funeral cards once popular

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By Linda Hanabarger

“The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend…a funeral…”
In the days before mass communication through radio, newspapers and telephone, hand-delivered funeral cards notified people of a death and upcoming funeral.
These cards were printed at the local print shop, and styles varied throughout the years. In the early days, the language was flowery; later it became stark and to the point.


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