Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 04/27/2015


Photo taken on April 27, 2015


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I Am Uriah E. Heckert

I Am Uriah E. Heckert
Rebus: "Eye AM Uriah E. Heckert. W-Hoe T-He Devil R Yew?"

Translation: "I am Uriah E. Heckert. Who the devil are you?"

Acquaintance cards--like this rebus version--continue to attract some media attention. The latest is a Daily Mail posting by Annabel Fenwick Elliott on April 24. See her discussion of these "cheeky cards": "May I Have the Pleasure of Seeing You Home?' The 'Flirtation Cards' 19th-Century Men Used to Woo Ladies (But They Had to Be Returned If She Wasn't Interested)."

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