This card, dating to 1893, was designed by Barbour's in-house art department. I'm guessing that the artist who designed it consulted Owen Jones' The Grammar of Ornament. And the back of the card is as interesting as the front. So let's proceed to the hand analysis.
(As the newspaper's horoscope always disclaims, this is just for entertainment — I know you're not really an indolent tyrant.)
Oh, oh! I'm not doing well!
Well, I'm in trouble, but I hope you did better!
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Going back to the beginning of this posting, many 19th-century graphic designers consulted newly published handbooks of historic ornament. The designer of the Barbours card may have used L'Ornement Polychrome, by Auguste Racinet. Here are several samples from that book: