I recently designed and produced the new book, The Token and Medal Society Guide to U.S. Shell Cards 1867 - 1880, by Q. David Bowers. I began my own collection of shell cards while working on the book. I need to have a few pieces to inspire me while working and I fell in love with these rare examples of American history. My cover photo is a Tansill's Punch mirror shell card from Chicago, B-IL-545, in our new book.