Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Bit of Calvinalia - Collector's Cards

I'd like to share with you some antique cards I found online some years ago. I normally display these, with a sense of pride, on my bookshelf.

1. Two copies of an Ogden's Guinea Gold Cigarettes young Calvin card (1.5" x 2.375").
The great Swiss Reformer.
Born in Paris, July, 1509. Died May, 1564.

2. A small reproduction of a famous painting of an older Calvin in his study meditating upon the Word (2" x 2.4375"). I'll not attempt to reproduce or translate the German.