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Tally - Woman with Blue Hoop Dress Bridge Tally Victorian Woman Strolling in her Gardens
Price: $18.00
Price: $18.00
Tally - Woman with Blue Hoop Dress Bridge Tally Victorian Woman Strolling in her Gardens
Tally - Woman with Blue Hoop Dress Bridge Tally Victorian Woman Strolling in her Gardens
Two Colorful Daffodil Nut Cups Deeply Embossed Coated Stock Invitation to Double 25th Anniversary Party - Miscellaneous Wedding. .Camden NJ.1874
Price: $18.00
Price: $45.00
Two Colorful Daffodil Nut Cups Deeply Embossed Coated Stock Invitation to Double 25th Anniversary Party - Miscellaneous Wedding. .Camden NJ.1874
Two Colorful Flower Nut Cups A 3 3/8"x 4 5/8"  coated stock card invitation for the 25th Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. R.S. & S. R. Reeves, - Miscellaneous Wedding, Saturday, April 25, 1874.  Deeply embossed floral border decoration.  Edges trimmed. .
Lady's Ticket - Marion Hose Company, No.4. .New York City.1852 A Grand Musical Soiree Invitation, featuring Geogre W. Dixon, March 26, 1835. .Massachusett.March 26, 1835
Price: $45.00
Price: $50.00
 Lady's Ticket - Marion Hose Company, No.4. .New York City.1852 A Grand Musical Soiree Invitation, featuring Geogre W. Dixon, March 26, 1835. .Massachusett.March 26, 1835
A 2 3/4" x  4" embossed die-cut Lady's Ticket printed on coated stock.  It reads "Lady's Ticket. Marion Hose, No. IV. Apollo Rooms, Tuesday Evening, November 16, 1852.  Caption reads "How noiseless falls the foot of Time, That only treads on flowers." No printer.  Elaborate gilt enhanced embossed border flourishes. Reverse is blank.     Edge bends and creases. Scrapbook residue reverse.. An invitation printed on green paper, with decorative border. It invites you, at the cost of 25 cents with "proceeds to be given to some Charitable Institution" to come to a grand musically soiree. There George W. Dixon, the 'American Melodist' will perform his 'Classical Illustration and Patriotic Songs.  At the bottom of the invite is a small hand written note that says "Abigail come to the Service." Measures 7 1/2"  4 3/4". Some marks around the original crease folds. Small red dots stains on the top. Otherwise fine. Dixon was  was an American singer, stage actor, and eventually a owner and editor. In the early 1800s, he rose to prominence as a blackface performer, possibly the first American to do so, after performing "Coal Black Rose" and "Zip Coon" the later which became one of his most famous acts. The more famous Dixon became the more he was able to include in his shows satire and political commentary. By the 1830s, Dixon began to express serious interest in journalism, eventually bought and edited the 'Dixon's Daily Review' a small paper Lowell, Massachusetts, a small town growing out of the Industrial Revolution. The paper supported the Whig Party, Radical Republicanism, and the working class. It also explored morality and women's place in the rapidly changing society of the urban North. This outspoken tone, while appreciated by the working class of the times, did not win him many friends. He was forced to sell his paper by the end of the year. He would spend much of his later career in New York, publishing articles that exposed the misconducts of the rich, and how they preyed on the lower classes. His articles often resulted in violence, with either himself or the subject(s) of the article being attacked. He also was in court numerous times, on charges of libel and wrongful death. He was even sentenced to 6 months of  hard labor once. Dixon later retired to New Orleans, Louisiana, in the late 1840s. He died on February 27, 1861 from pulmonary tuberculosis.
Dance Card with Embossed Basket, Grand Reception of the Liquor Dealers, Brewers and Bottlers Beneficial Association of Philadelphia, Academy of Music, March 29th, 1875 Invitation - Citizens' Grand Ball, Town Hall, In Ware (MA). ..March 12, 1851
Price: $55.00
Price: $55.00
Dance Card with Embossed Basket, Grand Reception of the Liquor Dealers, Brewers and Bottlers Beneficial Association of Philadelphia, Academy of Music, March 29th, 1875  Invitation - Citizens' Grand Ball, Town Hall, In Ware (MA). ..March 12, 1851
A 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" dance card with deeply embossed picnic basket on the covers with the letters LDBBBA  (Liquor Dealers, Brewers and Bottlers Beneficial Association) at the base of the basic. There are 30 dances in the Order of Dance followed by Supper in the Foyer. Silk string tie with tassel for attaching to wrist or chatelaine. . A 2 3/4"x 4 1/8"  coated stock invitation inviting a gentlemen with Ladies, to the event. Also includes Managers, Floor managers, Music by the Kendall's Quadrille Band - Boston.  Tickets were $3.00 including Supper at "Hamilton's Hotel".  Reverse is blank. .
The Alfalfa Club of Washington D. C., 45th Anniversary Dinner, Printed Seating Chart. Byron S Adams.Washington, DC.21203 Dance Card with Printed Silk Cover - Boston Fire and Protective Dept's . Robinson Engraving Co.Boston.c1895
Price: $55.00
Price: $65.00
 The Alfalfa Club of Washington D. C., 45th Anniversary Dinner, Printed Seating Chart. Byron S Adams.Washington, DC.21203 Dance Card  with Printed Silk Cover - Boston Fire and Protective Dept's . Robinson Engraving Co.Boston.c1895
Accordion fold, double-sided, large, seating chart. Jokingly referred to as the nation's most ineffective political party, the Alfalfa Club is an exclusive social club based in Washington DC, that typically only meets once a year on the last Saturday of January for an elaborate banquet. The club invitation only, something which only is only occurs when a current member dies. The club's membership it made up of some of the 200 richest and most powerful people in the world, and does not just include people from the political sphere of influence. Several past Presidents, such as Truman, Eisenhower, and Clinton have been members. With every banquet a large seating chart is printed and given out to members in order to facilitate a maximum amount of networking. On the front side of the 1958 banquet's seating chart is a depiction of the twelve tables at the event, with sometimes up to 45 people at each table. On the front side members are just listed by their names or titles, such as Mr. Sharp or the Vice President of the United States. On the back side of the chart is a list, in alphabetical order, of every person at the dinner featuring their full name and title. Members of note are bolded on both sides for emphasis. Printed in black with green accents. Measures 13" x 5 1/4" (folded), 40" x 13" (unfolded).  Toned due to age. Minor water stain on edge of one section. Small tear on bottom edge of another. Staple marks on one section. . The club was started in 1913, and originally designed as a way to celebrate the birthday of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee. Its name comes from the alfalfa plant's supposed willingness to "do anything for a drink." Even with its rather dubious beginnings, the club continues to thrive, and move away from its dark roots. They first started admitting blacks in 1974 and woman 1994 (though only after the President Clinton boycotted the banquet). The annual banquet serves as political roast, with the highlight of the night being the club's satirical nomination of a presidential candidate. Ironically, some of these joke nominations would eventually become the US President (Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H W Bush and George W Bush). Additionally, the current US President is also normally invited and gives a speech. In 1958 Representative Charles A. Halleck (R-Ind) was nominated by the club. In his acceptance speech he jokingly stated that he would run on the platform of a promise to build a rocket to the big dipper and a parking space for every car. While President Dwight D. Eisenhower was unable to attend the event, he fully supported the nomination stating that Halleck's campaign promises "stamp him as the kind of bold campaigner that we want to represent Alfalfa." A top-fold dance card with ribbon ties.  A fringed silk applied cover decoration depicts two owls on a branch and Boston Fire and Protective Dept's. Deckled heavy stock textured cover reading Tu=whit=! Tu=whoo- A merry night to all of you! The inside pages include the Concert Programme followed by two pages of the order of dances (unused) and a page of the reception committeee.  The back cover lists the Floor Marshal, Assistants and Aids.  No date or location.   Measures 5 1/4" x 4 1/4". .
Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo Program. .Schenectady, NY.1934 Harvard Cooperative Society - "Beaux Arts" and "Reliable" Series Christmas Cards c 1915.
Price: $65.00
Price: $75.00
 Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo Program. .Schenectady, NY.1934  Harvard Cooperative Society - "Beaux Arts" and "Reliable" Series Christmas Cards c 1915.
56 pp (including covers) ballet program with an illustrated cover by Georges A. de Pogedareff (transcribed from indistinct signature). Russian ballet impresario Wassily de Basil, usually referred to as Colonel W. De Basil, founded the Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo with artistic director  Rene Blum in 1932. The ballet company toured all over Europe and North and South America. This particular program is from their time in New York, as evidence by the numerous advertisements by New York Companies. The majority of the program consists of black and white portraits of the companies leaders and dancers. There are also images of several ballets being performed. Along with the main program is a smaller program for a specific performance by the ballet in Schenectady, NY on November 21, 1934. The ballet performed three plays that night, "Les Presages", "Le Mariage D'Aurore", and "Le Beau Danube." Measures 12" x 9" (large program), 9" x 6" (small program) . The main program's cover is soiled and has minor edge wear. Otherwise the programs are toned due to age. Single-fold5 1/2" x 3 1/2" brochure promoting the Harvard Cooperative Society, Inc. Harvard Square - Cambridge MA. The interior describes the products advising that they are limited additions and will not be reprinted.  High quality greeting cards with sample books available. 1915.
Ticket to Bankers' and Merchants Presentation Enterprise held at Irving Hall c1867, presented by Clark Webster & Co. NCY. .. Invitation - Luther Hill Camp No.64. Sons of Veterans, USA in Camp at Luther Hill 1894. ..
Price: $75.00
Price: $75.00
 Ticket to Bankers' and Merchants Presentation Enterprise held at Irving Hall c1867, presented by Clark Webster & Co. NCY. ..  Invitation - Luther Hill Camp No.64.  Sons of Veterans, USA in Camp at Luther Hill 1894. ..
A 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" thin paper ticket for a lottery  to be held sometime it 1868.  An elaborate swindle that took money from hopefuls for approximately 6 months. Each ticket was $1.   It was promoted as a $1.2 M give away ...  Some of the agents were arrested while Clark Webster was never found. Each ticket was numbered.  This ticke tis 1191793.. A center opening vertical card printed as a ribbon on a package on the covers.   When opened it depicts an image from a photograph  (perhaps Major D.W. Whittle) .  Includes pertinent event information and two day program.   Also includes a paper tepee that opens, however nothing was found inside the tepee.  Measures 14" x 4" when opened flat..
Invitation and Ticket to The New York Republican Association of Washington DC, 1870. . Gibson Bros. ..1870 Wooden Invitation - Mass. Horticultural & Agricultural Societies. Spurr's Veneer.Horticultural Hall.1885
Price: $90.00
Price: $95.00
Invitation and Ticket to The New York Republican Association of Washington DC, 1870. . Gibson Bros. ..1870 Wooden Invitation - Mass. Horticultural & Agricultural Societies. Spurr's Veneer.Horticultural Hall.1885
A single-fold 7" x 4 3/4" invitation for The New York Republican Association of Washington, DC on Wednesday Evening, April 27, 1870, at the Masonic Temp.  Also includes A 2 3/8"x 2 3/8" thin paper ticket that reads "Republican Ticket Judiciary" on the front and lists the 6 judges on the Court of Appeals on reverse.  Ornately decorated.  With original envelope addressed to W. Martin Jones Esq. An Amendment to the New York Constitution, adopted in November 1869, re-organized the Court of Appeals. In April 1870, a new city charter for New York City was enacted by the New York State Legislature under instructions from William M. Tweed. The first municipal election under the new charter was scheduled for the same day, with the intention to swamp the strong upstate Republican vote with a heavy Democratic/Tammany vote in New York City. Boss Tweed's plan worked, and all five Democratic candidates were elected, leaving only two judgeships to the Republican minority. . Slight soiling due to age, otherwise fine. A 2 1/8" x 5 1/8" invitation printed on wood veneer.  It is for the Annual Meetings of the Mass. Horticultural & Agricultural Societies, It was held on September 22, 23, and 24, 1885. Horticultural Hall, Boston. The logo at left is for the American Forestry Congress, 1882. Reverse is blank. Light wear..
Esther Institute, Commencement Exercise Program. .Columbus, Ohio.June 12,1857 A Ticket to and "Entertainment" given by Abiel Abbot Low (A.A. Low), Esq. 1867. ..1867
Price: $95.00
Price: $100.00
 Esther Institute, Commencement Exercise Program. .Columbus, Ohio.June 12,1857  A Ticket to and "Entertainment" given by Abiel Abbot Low (A.A. Low), Esq. 1867. ..1867
Esther Institute was the Columbus, Ohio's first girls' boarding school. It was founder by Lewis Hely in September 1853. The faculty at the school included Agnes Beecher Allen (1831-1919), niece of Harriet Beecher Stowe. The item is a program for the June 1857 Commencement Exercises. It is printed on a single sheet of hounds tooth watermark paper with an engraving of a garden with a globe in it. It was closed in 1862, due to the American Civil War, at which point the building itself was used as a military hospital. After the conclusion of the war in 1865 it was reopened as Irving House and then eventually became a parish house for Trinity Episcopal. The building itself was demolished in 1916. Measures 10" x 8". Minor crease marks. Upon his return from a Voyage round the World, at the Fifty Avenue Hotel, New York City, on Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 1867.  Low was an American entrepreneur, businessman, trader and philanthropist who gained most of his fortune from the China trade, importing teas, porcelains and silk, and building and operating a fleet of clipper ships.  He was President of the New York Chamber of Commerce in 1846.  Heavy stock ticket measureing 2 3/4" x 4 3/8" .
Program for City Council Celebration, signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. Independence Square. September 1861. . Souvenir Booklet with Menu and Dance Card for Inauguration of The Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson NJ, 1925..
Price: $150.00
Price: $175.00
 Program for City Council Celebration, signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.  Independence Square. September 1861.  .  Souvenir Booklet with Menu and Dance Card for Inauguration of The Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson NJ, 1925..
Printed in blue and red on white paper. Graphic depicts clasped hands, the Constitution and the American flag with a field of stars in the background.  Contents include a Memorial, the resolution to hold the celebration, Order of Exercise, and Music.  Single-fold 8 ½ x 11. Light surface soiling on cover page; edge wear and letter folds.   An unnumbered 34 pp booklet with embossed cameo of Alexander Hamilton on the front cover.   It is the souvenir for the opening of the hotel and includes a description of the hotel with pictures and sundry remarks on Paterson and the district thereabout, together with a succinct historical account of the doings of Alexander Hamilton.  Images from photographs and illustrations throughout.   It also includes a rather interesting menu with a page for each course including the fare, and a song with music and words. The booklet concludes with a dance card with 14 dances in the order of dance.  Unused. Meausres 6 3/8" x 3 3/4". . LIght cover wear
Dance Card, Mysterious Pilgrim Club, Social History, Die-cut dance card for the reception of the Mysterious Pilgrim Club, Philadelphia, February 27th, 1873. .. Asian Influenced Dance Card - Designed to Hang from Chatelaine - Printed Silk - Mikado. Karolyi Gyorgy.Budapest.1890s
Price: $175.00
Price: $200.00
Dance Card, Mysterious Pilgrim Club, Social History, Die-cut dance card for the reception of the Mysterious Pilgrim Club, Philadelphia, February27th, 1873. .. Asian Influenced Dance Card - Designed to Hang from Chatelaine - Printed Silk - Mikado. Karolyi Gyorgy.Budapest.1890s
Die-cut to outline a human image the 8 pp is held together with a braided silk string with elaborate. tassel with attached ivory topped pencil for filling in the card. The front cover depicts a fine gentleman opening champagne, captioned 1873. The back cover depicts a Pilgrim holding a large book and leaning on a sword, captioned 1620. The order of dance includes thirty-two (32) dances. M.P. Club Reception Program printed in red at the top of each page. Measures 3 x 6 .  . The Pilgrim Club was originally a non-sectarian organization of men meeting for social, intellectual and moral uplift. A 4" x 2 1/2"  booklet dance card.  Japanesque influenced. Exterior boards are padded with illustrated paper covers depicting anthropomorphic animal wrestlers on one side  and Geisha on the other.  Woven metal strings with decorative gold colored bobbles join at top with a chatelaine hook.  The endpapers and actual on printed silk.   The single page is printed with the image of a hand fan titled 'Mikado Estely (Eastleigh) with seven dance and a woman playing an instrument.  Pencil lacking.  Wear to paper covers..
Union Ball at H. B. Vail's Hotel, Danby, VT, 1855 -- Coated Stock- Fine Engravings. .. Fine two-sided die-cut invitation to the Grand Dress Fancy Dress and Military Ball of the Continental Guards at the Exposition Palace, New Orleans, LA, February 22, 1881.
Price: $225.00
Price: $700.00
 Union Ball at H. B. Vail's Hotel, Danby, VT, 1855 -- Coated Stock- Fine Engravings. .. Fine two-sided die-cut invitation to the Grand Dress Fancy Dress and Military Ball of the Continental Guards at the Exposition Palace, New Orleans, LA, February 22, 1881.
A 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"  engraved invitation printed on coated stock for the Union Ball at H. B. Vail's Hotel, Danby, VT., Thursday Evening, September 20th, 1855.  Fine border decorations of couples and women dancers, floral garlandsand a putto holding festoon of ribbons closing the circle on the border. Reverse not visible.  Housed in 8" x 9 1/2" frame with double mat.  Modern frame.. A 10 x 4 chromolithograph ticket Complimentary to National Lancers and Charlestown Cadets of Boston. One side announces the ball with two vignettes from the battlefield and two from the ball. The central vignette on the reverse depicts General Washington with a Lancer and a Guard. Othervignettes include Washington monuments and floral arrays. This is accompanied by an envelopespecially designed for the invitation featuring the Continental Guards insignia with reference to the particular event. Pinhole at top of invitation. Surface wear on envelope. .