An Undertaker's Business Card, 1745

If you want to attract business, you've got to show that you have a sense of humor. William Grinly, an undertaker in London, knew just what to do. He passed around cards like this one to drum up business. The text reads:

At ye lower Corner of Fleet Lane at ye Signe of ye Naked Boy & Coffin you may be Accommodated wth all things for a Funeral as well ye meanest as those of greater Ability upon Reasonable Terms more particularly Coffins Shrouds Palls Cloaks Sconces Stans Hangings for Rooms Heraldry Hearse & Coaches Gloves wth all other things not here mentioned by Wm.Grinly Coffin Maker.

-via Nerdcore

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