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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 to a Sock Social given by the YPSCE with Sock for Donation attached.. .Avenue, PA.1901 Invitation and Ticket to The New York Republican Association of Washington DC, 1870. . Gibson Bros. ..1870
Price: $75.00
Price: $90.00
 Invitation to a Sock Social given by the YPSCE with Sock for Donation attached.. .Avenue, PA.1901 Invitation and Ticket to The New York Republican Association of Washington DC, 1870. . Gibson Bros. ..1870
The 4" x 2 1/2" card stock invitation has a muslin "sock" with red border trim attached with information on the social.  The second card which may at one time have been attached has a rhyming verse about how much money to donate to charity in "the sock". The larger your shoe size the more you were required to donate. It also encourages you to bring a "big footed' friend.  . 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.
Wooden Invitation - Mass. Horticultural & Agricultural Societies. Spurr's Veneer.Horticultural Hall.1885 Esther Institute, Commencement Exercise Program. .Columbus, Ohio.June 12,1857
Price: $95.00
Price: $95.00
Wooden Invitation - Mass. Horticultural & Agricultural Societies. Spurr's Veneer.Horticultural Hall.1885  Esther Institute, Commencement Exercise Program. .Columbus, Ohio.June 12,1857
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 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.
Prof. Asher's Eighth Annual Floral Examination - Dance Card for Children's Dance Class. Rowley and Chew Fine Printers & Engravers .Philadelphia.1872 Confederate Ball, Annual Pageant of the Natchez Garden Club Program - Step into the Past with Natchez. Natchez Garden Club .Natchez, Mississippi.1936
Price: $95.00
Price: $95.00
Prof. Asher's Eighth Annual Floral Examination - Dance Card for Children's Dance Class. Rowley and Chew Fine Printers & Engravers .Philadelphia.1872  Confederate Ball, Annual Pageant of the Natchez Garden Club Program - Step into the Past with Natchez. Natchez Garden Club .Natchez, Mississippi.1936
The dance card for the reception being held by Professor Asher and the American Academy of Music has information about the schedule of the evening and the order of dances, along with information on Prof. Asher's Dance Academy that would be starting classes soon. Each page has a decorative border and  alternates between red and blue ink. It is kept together with a blue string. The covers depicts two scenes, on the back the women is getting ready and the front the women and man are walking together outside. Part I on the dance was to consist of Fancy Dances, Original March, March Quadrille and Waltzes by the Misses and Masters. The Part II Order of Dance includes 16 dances.  Dance was followed by Supper. The dance card simultaneously provides the information needed for the even while also promoting the dance classes that will be starting soon. Measures 3 3/4" 2 1/2" . Single-fold program for the Confederate Ball, a pageant put on by the Natchez Garden Club in Natchez, Mississippi. Since 1932 the garden club has done a fall and spring pilgrimage, where owners of historic homes in the area open their homes for guided tours. Accompanying this is a pageant, where members of the garden club dress in historic antebellum attire and put on a show, at the end of which a new King and Queen is crowned. The 1936 pageant  was named the Confederate Ball and performed five different times during the Spring Pilgrimage. It was broken into ten acts: Step into the Past with Natchez, Penelope's Birthday, Young Romance, The Dancing Master, The Tattlers, The Garden Party, Ready for the Hunt, The Sewing Bee, Before the Wedding, and Entrance of the King, Queen and Court of 1936 Ball, followed by the Royal Ballet. To this day, each spring and fall the Natchez Garden Club puts on a pilgrimage to help raise money for the preservation of various historical sites and homes in the area. The fold of the program has an image of two young ladies greeting each other on the steps in full costume. Measures 6 3/4" x 5 1/2" (folded), 10 3/4" x 6 3/4" (unfolded).. The foreword begins: In the far-off golden days before the War Between the States, Natchez reigned serenely in a kingdom of cotton, of vast plantations and stately houses where a united family life was the center of all activities.  It concludes: The happy hours were while away in the many celebrations of a tranquil country life, which will be depicted for you in the tableaux following the opening of the ball I guess they left out the part about the slaves...
A Ticket to and "Entertainment" given by Abiel Abbot Low (A.A. Low), Esq. 1867. ..1867 Cyrus W. Field Invitation to Cyrus W. Field's 25th Anniversary Celebration - Laying of the transatlantic Telegraph Cable. ..1879
Price: $100.00
Price: $125.00
 A Ticket to and "Entertainment" given by Abiel Abbot Low (A.A. Low), Esq. 1867. ..1867 Cyrus W. Field  Invitation to Cyrus W. Field's 25th Anniversary Celebration - Laying of the transatlantic Telegraph Cable. ..1879
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" . The blank invitation asks for the guest attendance on Monday March 10th 1870 from nine to twelve. The party was being held at Gramercy Park, the location of his home. The invitation is to celebrate the 25 years since he, and a group of his friends, as well as other investors, learned that they had a chance at working on Newfoundland telegraph system. They were successful and started to lay the groundwork for the creation of transatlantic telegraph communication. The invitation references this with small printed tableaus representing four continents with the name underneath.  America, Europe, Asia, and Africa each have a corner with cables connecting them together. There is also a illustration of a group of men in discussion around a globe and map, which is probably representative of Field and his group making the plans for the original Newfoundland telegraph lines. The invitation is mounted on a paper backing. Invitation measures 7 1/2" x 5 1/2". Paper measures 11" x 7 1/4".
Weehawken - Palisade Cemetery Admission Ticket for the purpose of reopening a grave. Weehawken Cemetery Company .New Jersey .1887 Pirates of Penzance, Midwinter International Exposition Benefit Ticket. Golden Gate Operatic Society .San Francisco, CA.October 7,1893
Price: $125.00
Price: $125.00
Weehawken - Palisade Cemetery Admission Ticket  for the purpose of reopening a grave. Weehawken Cemetery Company .New Jersey .1887  Pirates of Penzance, Midwinter International Exposition Benefit Ticket. Golden Gate Operatic Society .San Francisco, CA.October 7,1893
The heavy card stock ticket allows the ticket holder entrance to the cemetery for the purpose of reopening a grave given that all the fees are paid and rules and regulations are followed. This ticket is filled out  for access to the cemetery's grave 9 row 11 block 33 section 13. The flip side has the list of rules regarding the treatment of the grounds and proper behavior and the fines associated with breaking them. Measures 5 3/4" x 3 1/2". . In 1893, Michael H. de Young, the publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle, after going to the World's Colombian Exposition in Chicago had an idea- maybe he could bring a similar fair to San Francisco? As San Francisco, like most of the nation, was suffering from a depression at the time, his plan was met with skepticism. Eventually he won over the local businessmen and soon the rest of the city. In order to raise money for what would become known as California's Midwinter International Exposition, he sought private donors from all over the city. The Golden Gate Operatic Society agreed that the proceeds from the sale of tickets to Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance would go towards the fair. The ticket is printed on bright yellow card stock with a red stamp in the center declaring California's Midwinter International Exposition, Jan. 1894. On top of the stamp, printed in black, is the information about the event, (location, cost, time, etc.). Measures 4 1/2" x 2 1/2".
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 Ā½ā™ x 11ā¯. 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. .. Columbia Club -Second Masquerade Ball. Heppenheimer & Maurer.Irving Hall, New York City.1882
Price: $175.00
Price: $175.00
Dance Card, Mysterious Pilgrim Club, Social History, Die-cut dance card for the reception of the Mysterious Pilgrim Club, Philadelphia, February27th, 1873. ..  Columbia Club -Second Masquerade Ball. Heppenheimer & Maurer.Irving Hall, New York City.1882
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 ¾”.  . The Pilgrim Club was originally a non-sectarian organization of men meeting for social, intellectual and moral uplift. A 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" used ticket (no. 1020) for the Columbia Club second Grand Masquerade Ball, Thursday Jan'y 26th, 1882,  at Irving Hall.Ticket 2 Dollars.  Admit Gentleman & Lady.  Depicts a winged cherub in a jester's hat leading a pack of costumed merrymakers.   The perforation at the left of the card indicates it was actually used for admission.  The reverse lists the Committee of Arrangements. . The Columbia University Club of New York is a private university alumni club that extends membership to all graduates of all the schools and affiliates of Columbia University, as well as Columbia undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and administrators.
Asian Influenced Dance Card - Designed to Hang from Chatelaine - Printed Silk - Mikado. Karolyi Gyorgy.Budapest.1890s Circular, American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting Invite. .Cambridge, MA.1849
Price: $200.00
Price: $200.00
Asian Influenced Dance Card - Designed to Hang from Chatelaine - Printed Silk - Mikado. Karolyi Gyorgy.Budapest.1890s  Circular, American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting Invite. .Cambridge, MA.1849
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.. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) was founded in 1848, and is a non-profit organization which according to its web site "seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." Each year the AAAS holds a national meeting, and this printed invite is for the second such meeting in Cambridge, MA, which took place on August 14, 1849. In addition to the invite, at the base of the letter is are the 'Rules of the Association'. On the interior of the invite, it lists the officers in the AAAS. This printed invite is addressed to N. P. Ames of Cabotville, MA (now known as Chicopee, MA). It is possible that N. P. Ames stands for Nathan P. Ames, the co-founder of Ames Manufacturing Company, which was a manufacturer of swords, tools and cutlery based in Chicopee, MA. Nathan P. Ames was a member of AAAS (according to the 'Proceedings of the AAAS, 1896, which can be found on Google Books, where he is listed as a deceased member pg. xcv) but he died on April 23, 1847. If this letter is addressed to Nathan P. Ames it is mostly likely the AAAS was unaware of his death at the time the letter was sent out. Single-fold sheet. Measures 9 3/4" x 8"..
Wooden "lap desk" Dance Card - Concordia Ball. N. Schweritz & Carl Czada.Vienna Austria.1900 Invitation, Ticket and Dance Card for First Annual Kansas City Flambeau Club . Lisk's Print.Kansas City.February 16, 1885
Price: $200.00
Price: $200.00
 Wooden "lap desk" Dance Card - Concordia Ball. N. Schweritz & Carl Czada.Vienna Austria.1900  Invitation, Ticket and Dance Card for First Annual Kansas City Flambeau Club . Lisk's Print.Kansas City.February 16, 1885
A 4" x 4 1/4" miniature wooden lap desk dance card with gilt imprint on wood announcing the date. A feather quill pen at top. Padded satin dance card (the base of the lap desk) with pencil topped with a bone ball closure. Tasseled string tie at top and base with hasp for placement on a chatelaine or waist band. 8 pp. Printed in gold ink. Over 30 dances in Order of Dancing.  The dance was held at Sofiensaal concert hall.. After the journalists and writers association 'Concordia' was established in 1859, it was agreed that the occasion deserved its own ball. On January 19th 1863, the first 'Concordia Ball' was held at the Sofiensäle. The ball soon became an annual highlight in the calendars of Viennese society. From its conception, it was visited by figures from politics, society and art. In its second year was referred to in the 'Morning Post' as the 'crown of elite balls'. Until the 50th Anniversary Ball in 1914, the only year in which the Concordia Ball did not take place was 1889 following the death of Crown Prince Rudolf, who regularly frequented the ball. After the First World War and the collapse of the monarchy, the importance of the Concordia Ball waned. In the early 1930s the ball fell prey to the tumultuous political and economic conditions. After the 'Anschluss', Press Club Concordia was forcibly disbanded by the Nazis. Despite the reactivation of Press Club Concordia after the war, the mood to hold a ball was not quick to return. A group of ephemera from the first annual ball for the Kansas City Flambeau  Club.  It includes an invitation with a "flambeau" or torch image at center, a lavender color ticket and a single fold dance card with an illustration of a scroll on the front cover with cherubs and elaborate decorative border design. The unused card includes 22 dances in the order of dance.  The back cover is bordered with cherubs in a garden with another flambeau in the cartouche. The dance card measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". . Predecessor event and organizers for the Priests of Pallas parade and festivities. The Flambeau Club was a civic promotional group that was initially led by a now obscure businessman named L.E. Irwin.   They envisioned an annual parade and ball that would draw thousands of visitors and enliven the City Market area. The Priests of Pallas parade continued through 1905.
Union Ball at H. B. Vail's Hotel, Danby, VT, 1855 -- Coated Stock- Fine Engravings. .. Invitation and Ticket and die-cut for a German Club Masked Ball. .Hoboken, NJ.1869
Price: $225.00
Price: $225.00
 Union Ball at H. B. Vail's Hotel, Danby, VT, 1855 -- Coated Stock- Fine Engravings. ..  Invitation and Ticket and die-cut for a German Club Masked Ball. .Hoboken, NJ.1869
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.. An 8' x 5" paper invitation to the Deutscher Club (German Club) Masked Ball to be held on February 17, 1869.  Printed in German.  Note the dance was to be held six days after the date on the invitation.  Also includes a 3 1/4" x 2 3/8"  for the dance depicted a fanciful masked woman dancing.  Reverse is blank. Finally includes a 3 3/4" x2 1/2" die-cut of a masked female harlequin. found with the other items..
Two (2) Die-cut German Liederkranz Fancy Dress Balls Dance Cards. Heppenheimer & Mauer.New York City.1881-1882 A pair of Art Nouveau influenced elaborate easel-back dance cards to hang from chatelaine or waistband. P. W. Papke.Vienna, Austria.1911
Price: $250.00
Price: $325.00
Two (2) Die-cut German Liederkranz Fancy Dress Balls Dance Cards. Heppenheimer & Mauer.New York City.1881-1882  A pair of Art Nouveau influenced elaborate easel-back dance cards to hang from chatelaine or waistband. P. W. Papke.Vienna, Austria.1911
The first measures 5 1/2" x 4"  with the letters L and K incorporated into the fanciful characters on the front and back cover. Cover plus 4pp with 24 dances in the unused dance card. Held at the Academy of Music, Thursday, Feb. 17, 1881 (Heppenheimer & Mauer) String tie binding lacking.  The second cover is embossed and decorated with butterflies.  It is a die-cut blade fan held together with grommet and string tie adornment. In the shape of a butterfly. The 3 pp unused dance card includes 27 dances.  The information on the back cover is printed in German and promotes the masked ball dance on Sunday March 11, 1882 (no publisher).. Each with the appearance of an elaborate Art Nouveau picture frame constructed of a light weight bronze stamped metal with a velvet background applied photo (cameo) of a woman with celluloid frame with a basket of flowers at the base and decorative elements at top.  A silk string tie at top with a metal hook to hang from a chatelaine or waistband. The reverse is covered with watered silk with a slot at base to hold the actual card stock dance card. with a loop for a small pencil.  One is for a police workers ball and the other a ball in restaurant district.  Each measures 5 1/4" x 3" excluding string tie. .
Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) A Social Archive of Invites, Photographs and other Materials of Robert Simpson Woodward. .Washington, DC.c1905-1908 17 Invites to Social Events in Cayuga County NY. Andrus, McChain & Son, Democrat print, Oliphant etc..Cayuga County locations.1845-1870
Price: $425.00
Price: $650.00
Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) A Social Archive of Invites, Photographs and other Materials of Robert Simpson Woodward. .Washington, DC.c1905-1908  17 Invites to Social Events in Cayuga County NY. Andrus, McChain & Son, Democrat print, Oliphant etc..Cayuga County locations.1845-1870
A collection of approximately 50 pieces of ephemera belonging to Robert Simpson Woodward who was a distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University and later President of Carnegie Institution. The majority of the collection consists of invitations, and their corresponding ephemera such as programs, RSVP cards, envelopes, and calling cards. Some of the invites were for Carnegie's various graduation functions, the German Ambassador Hermann Freiherr Speck von Sternburg, the American Institute of Architects, and the Literary Society.  There are three large formal invitations, one from the Periodical Publishers Association of America, one from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the other was for a dinner with a select group of individuals: Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell, Secretary of State Elihu Root, Darius Ogden Mills, former US Assistant Secretary of State John L Cadwalader, President of Phelps Dodge Cleveland H. Dodge, Henry L Higginson (founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) and John Billings. Additionally there are a few short letters, the subject of which is generally a lengthy invite to a dinner or meeting. The smallest of these items are 3 3/4" x 2" and they go up to 12" x 9". Lastly there are two photographs of Woodward. First, a small black and white one (4" x 3 1/4") inset on a larger piece of paper (11" x 8 1/2"). The second is a larger sepia toned photograph (10" x 8"), printed by Portrait Studios Underwood and Underwood. This photograph comes in a folder. . Robert Simpson Woodward was born on July 21, 1849 in Rochester, MI to Lysander Woodward (1817 - 1880) and Peninah Axford Simpson (1825 - 1894). Robert first attended Rochester Academy, graduating in 1868. He went to the University of Michigan to study engineering and graduated in 1872. He worked as a geographer for the US geological survey from 1884 to 1890. He became a Professor of Mechanics at Columbia University in 1893 and in 1904 left that post to become President of Carnegie Institute of Washington, DC, where he remained until 1921. He was also President of several societies, such as American Mathematical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Robert married Martha Gretton Bond (1851 -1937) on March 1, 1876 in Detroit, MI. He had four children, Alice Woodward (1876-1878), Robert Simpson Woodward Jr (1879-1849), Karl Wilson Woodward (1881-1962) and William Lysander Woodward (1885-1946). He died June 29, 1924 in Washington, DC after a long illness. An array of invites to social events including five (5) from the 1840s, two (2) from the 1850s, nine (9) from the from the 1860 and one from 1870. They include invitations to Bachelor Festival, Christmas Ball, Cotillion Party, Fourth of July, Harvest Dance, Harvest Festival, Leap Year, Leap Year Party, New Year's Party, Oyster Supper and Social Party, Private Party, Semi-Monthly Hop and Social Dances.  The events were held in the towns of Fleming, Kelloggsville, Moravia, Niles, Noravia, Preble, Scott, and Sempronius, all in the state of New York.  They were held at these eleven (11) establishments Abel Heald House, Charles Heald, D. J. Van Auken, Assembly Room, Festival Hall, Hall of Geo. Haynes, Heald's Hall, Heald's Hotel, Lake House Hall, Mrs. Harrop's House, Pressey's New Hall and S. Lockwood House  They are printed in two formats - plain paper or coated stock cards approximately the size of a 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" business card. The larger format paper cards are  in 6 1/2" x 4" full sheets  or half sheet.  The sheets are printed in black and white and are mostly without ornament with the exception of patriotic eagles with shields and a fourth of July event printed in red, white and blue. The coated stock business card size cards include decorative borders, wood cuts, embossed or scalloped edges, one with a red ribbon attached and printed in black, red or blue ink.    One of particular note was is a verse on a Leap Year invite: Come all ye gents, attend this call And plight yourself, for "Leap Year Ball" The Ladies too, will ask, you'll see But their attendant you must be"... This ball also had a committee of 66 women.  Mostly not addressed, however Charles R. Howland's name appears on a couple of occasions.  He was a prominent business man and hotel owner. . Many of these communities were formed in the 1830s and early 1840s, yet their social lives were well organized.
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 Glimpse at Popular Culture as seen by The Ladies Who Lunch - Over 950 Bridge Tallies and Place Cards . ..1920s-1940s
Price: $700.00
Price: $4,100.00
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 Glimpse at Popular Culture as seen by The Ladies Who Lunch - Over 950 Bridge Tallies and Place Cards . ..1920s-1940s
A 10” x 4 ½” 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. . A 30 plus year collection of die-cut bridge tallies and place cards shedding light on popular culture and social norms of those with leisure time to enjoy such activities as playing bridge or attending luncheons.  Predominantly in strong Art Deco influenced colors. The cards in the collection are unique within the collection meaning there is only one of each type, with the exception of a few boxed set with duplicate cards.  Approximately two-thirds of the collection is bridge tally related. The cards are predominantly from the 1920s-1940s. Manufacturers The predominant manufacturers are Ameri-Card, American Bridge League, American Colortype Co., Buzza, Chas S. Clark Co., Gibson, Hallmark, P. F. Volland, Rust Craft, The Henderson Line, miscellaneous others and of course some without makers.  the other companies include Susie Q, ,Amst. Ptg. & Litho Co, Amsterdam NY, Norcross, The Martin-Senour Co., The Meetemall System by the Rose Company, Fran Van Vyncki (self published), The AmeTDC - Amery, WI, marked  Germany, CCC, Yorkraft , U. S. Playing Card Co. 2  Unique - The Line, made by Masters, Congress Designer Series, Dennison, Buzza Cardoza, Gordon Fraser, UK, V. J. Originals, Dayton OH, Stretchum, Pat. Appl. For. , "9 Tallies, 3 Score Pads", The American Tobacco Co., Inc. New York. Whitman Publishing Co., Playemall System Rose Co 1938, The House of Colgate, The Gibson Art Co., Printed in France , Craftacres by the Buzza Co. 1924, Raphael Tuck, Made in Japan, W.W., Dutton, Bavaria, Hautecoeur, Paris and Whitney Made.   The collection also includes hand made cards and boxed sets, as referenced above.   Place Cards - 234 Avant Garde dinner party Bathing Beauties Box Set - Dennison Butterflies & Birds Card Suits Caricatures with Captions Children Children - Hand Colored and Cut-out Ethnic Cultural - Asian Ethnic Cultural - Chinese Ethnic Cultural - Dutch Ethnic Cultural -Misc. Fans Fantasy: Flower People Fantasy: Handmade Watercolor Women with Flower Umbrellas Femme Fatale with Feathers Flowers Hand colored Pith Paper Chinese Characters Handmade Watercolor: Miscellaneous Hats & Baskets with Flowers Holiday - Misc. Holiday - St. Patricks Lithe Women with Dogs Night on the Town Patriotic Raphael Tuck Sports - Football Victorian Imagery Wedding - Misc. Whimsy Woman with Flowers Women with Parasols and Hats Worldly Women Score Pads - 55 Advertising - Seventeen Buzza Novelties Score Pads - Score Pads - Gibson Score Pads - Miscellaneous Score Pads - P. F. Volland Co. Sets - Boxed - 133 (tallies or cards in sets) 4 Table Tally Tale-Teller with Fortune Teller Boxed set - 50 unused Tally Cards Boxed Set - Pirate Tallie Boxed Set - The  Butterfly Bridge Ensemble Boxed St - Working on a Movie Tally-Hula Travel Bridge Every-Player-Your -Partner System Adds "PEP" Fascination and Enjoyment to Progressive Bridge - 3 Table Set Twelve Different Volland Colonial Girl Place Cards - Place Cards with Charm... and Dignity Sets - No Box - 68 (tallies or cards in sets) Set - Golfers Sets - From Nature Sets - Women Sets - Women with Hats Tallies - 478 Advertising - Campbell's Soup Kids Advertising - Lucky Strike Cigarettes Advertising - Miscellaneous Products Advertising Angelus-Campfire Marshmallows - Stretchums Animals - Dogs Animals - Miscellaneous, Birds & Butterflies Baby Showers Card Shape Children Coquettes Couples Ethnicity and Culture Flowers Harlequins Holiday - Halloween Holiday - St. Patrick's Day Holiday Miscellaneous Kewpies Men Nature & Landscapes Objects Oh Those Gibson Girls Old Fashion Gals Patriotic Silhouettes Sophisticated/ Worldly Women Tallies with Applied Elements from Nature Wedding Women with Hats Women's Work Items of Note Among the tallies and place cards are a few groups of particular note including: An array of advertising bridge tallies for Campbell's Soup Kids, Angelus Campfire Marshmallows, White Castle Drive-in Coca-Cola and of note a collection with the collection of 74 Lucky Strike cigarette bridge. All tallies were designed to have one or more Lucky Strike cigarettes inserted through the slots to complete the scene. 34 die-cut celebrity tallies with large photographic images of the individual with caricature bodies. Each individual is identified on the reverse. Directions for assembly at base on front.  30 die-cut caricatures including card players, ethnicity and culture, women's work and occupations. Bridge Score Pads by Buzza Novelties - A stylized Asian women on the cover of the pad with four (4) removable "hair pins" at the top which are actually the tallies. The second is a boxed score pad with a die-cut woman holding a bird Boxed Set - Tally-Hula - Applied litho cover tourist trying to remove the Hula dancers skirt. Within the box is a 15 1/2" hula dancer.  The string ties of the tallies enhanced the "grass" of her skirt. The tallies when removed from the skirt align to create a silhouette image of hula dancers frolicking on the beach.  Minimal wear. Boxed Set - 4 Table Tally Tale-Taller Future Teller  by Craftacres by Buzza - An 11" high die-cut 3-D fortune Teller, who can actually hold a tally (fortune included) Includes instructions and sixteen tallies with fortunes on the front and tally cards on reverse.   Place Cards - Femme Fatale with Feathers - Hand colored and decorated with applied glitter and  feathers.  One scantily clad women holds a giant champagne glass with two types of feather overhead, another is bathing in a glass of champagne. The other two more reserved and elegant.  Tallest 7". Place Cards - Fantasy: Handmade Watercolor Women with Flower Umbrellas - Each unique artwork is 3 1/2" and depict different women all dressed in pink and blue using a pink, mostly rose variations as umbrellas. All on light pink bases.  Designed to stand on base.  One base lacking.   Found in box dated 1912 with "12 Pink Ball of Girl Place Cards". Categories and Social Characteristics or Similar Identifiers The collection includes the following categories and social characteristics To view a database with collection specifics click HERE To view Images click: .