You probably don't put much thought into the history of those little pieces of paper that you hand out and collect at networking events. They act as a vehicle to get your contact information to your potential future boss and might be your key to a new job, but hey—they're just paper, right?
Believe it or not, business cards—in some shape or form—have been around since the 1600s. And they actually have a pretty interesting history. Check out the infographic below to learn just how far your favorite networking sidekick has come in the past few centuries.