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.
Infographic courtesy of UPrinting . Home page photo of XXX courtesy of Shutterstock.
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