Invitations, Tickets & Programs
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Whimsy, Fantasy, Printing
Orange NJ: Orange Volksbot Print, 1884. A 4 1/2" x 7" heavy stock used (end removed) ticket for the Orange Maennerchor Grand Masquerade Ball, held at Library Hall, Main Street. Ticket price was $1.00. The illustration is a playful scene with reveling masked gents behind a giant mask being ticket.....
Norwich, Connecticut: 1860. A February, 1860 dance card produced for a "Social Levee" held at Breed Hall in Norwich, Connecticut. The event's organizing committee is listed on the second leaf recto. Bifolium (3.75" by 2.5") printed in blue on embossed card with rounded corners. Fastened in lower left-hand corner with.....
History of Bicycling, Invitations, Events
Upper Sandusky, Ohio: Wyandot Wheelmen, 1892. The Wyandot Wheelmen was a jovial group of cycling enthusiasts that hosted events for fellow bicyclists and their families. The present invitation invites "Yourself and Ladies" to their Second Select Ball, which featured a "Grand March" and music by Brauns' Orchestra. The invitation features.....
Dancing, Dance School, American Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Philadelphia: Rowley and Chew Fine Printers & Engravers, 1872. 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.....
Dancing School, Socialization
WilmingtonDE: 1896. An 8" x 5 1/2" program for the Children's May Party at Eden Hall held May 1, 1896. It includes 21 dances. At the end of the program is a note indicating Fall class for beginners will commence Oct. 3. Reverse is blank. Additionally a single sheet financial.....
Yale, Colleges and Universities, Class Reunions and Dinners
[West Haven, Connecticut]: Yale Class of 1877, 1875. Original printed program and bill of fare for the Yale Class of 1877 Supper held in 1875 at the Sea View House in West Haven, Connecticut. Includes the evening's Bill of Fare as well as a program with a list of toasts.....
Ladoga Female Seminary, education, program, women's history, schools & universities
Ladoga, IN: Ladoga Female Seminary, October 29, 1860. A program for a recital to celebrated the second anniversary of the Bureau Society at the Ladoga Female Seminary. The program lists the essays given by the members, some of which were entitled "Wonders of the Deep", "Night in Eden" and "Let.....
Ladoga Female Seminary, education, program, women's history, schools & universities, graduation
Ladoga, IN: Ladoga Female Seminary, June 27, 1861. A program for the celebration of the sixth anniversary of the Ladoga Female Seminary as well as its graduation ceremony. The program lists what appear to be recitations of poems or essays by the students, interspersed with music between them. Some of.....
Programme, Linnaean Literary Society,
1880. 16" x 16 1/4" linen napkin with a 6" x 3 1/2" program printed on one section. It is for Monday Evening, June 21, 1880, Exercises begin at 6 o'clock PM. The program begins with music and is follows each speaking presentation. Some discoloration and toning. Scio College was.....
program, school & universities, Appleton academy
New Ipswich, NH: Appleton Academy, November 24th & 25th, 1862. A program for the Appleton Academy in New Ipswich, NH that ironically served both as list of the students' scheduled times for those final exams and their graduation program. The cover of the program features a black and white engraving.....
Concerts and Recitals, Mendelssohn Quintette Club
Boston, Massachusetts: F.A. Searle, Printer, 1864. Program for a "grand organ concert" featuring Mrs. L.S. Frohock, and "Introducing the New Instrument, the 'Saxophone'". Originally developed in 1840 by Adolphe Sax, the instrument did not catch on in popularity in the States until the 1860s. Composers featured in this program include.....
New York City: 1884. A 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" ticket to the grand masquerade ball. Lithograph depicts a proper entry before the light revelry begins. A much more understated scene than many ball tickets. Ticket has been used (stub lacking). Reverse is blank with stamp.
Prospect House, Spofford Lake, New Hampshire
Brattleboro: Reformer Press, Brattleboro, c. 1877. The advertisement is for the Prospect House that was located on Spofford Lake in Chesterfield N.H. The sheet has a brief summary of the amenities of the House and the opening date with the intent to generate interest to visit. It is printed on.....
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI: Rhode Island School of Design, . A single fold informational brochure for the Rhode Island School of Design's Saturday Morning Classes which were for students of all ages. This brochure focuses on the drawing courses offered by them: freehand drawing, design, and mechanical drawing. As the focus of.....
Agricultural Society, Historical Memorabilia, County Fair, Advertising
Various, 1857-1876. A collection of nine (9) booklets, pamphlets, programs and a silk prize ribbon. They include 1857 - Revised Constitution of the New London County Agricultural Society. 13pp. 1869- Regulations and Premium List of the Fifteenth Annual Fair. Sept 21-24, 1869. Norwich Printing Co. 24pp. 1870 - Sixteenth Annual.....
menu, dance card, souvenir, Alexander Hamilton Hotel
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.....
Popular Culture, souvenirs
A 1 1/4" x 3 7/8" heavy card stock souvenir ticket from Balances des Grands Magasins du Louvre, Paris. The front depicts a cherub holding up a banner reading "Souvenir Des Grands Magasins du Louvre". The background is an ornately contrived fantasyland filled with toys. Ch Van Der Daele sc.....
Invitation, Fraternal Organization, Society of Cincinnati
Buffalo & Cincinnati: Cosack & Co., 1885. Titled "Edictum Non-Nobis Solum" - Order of Cincinnatus militia invitation for September 15-17, 1885; the third annual celebration of "our order". annual - seal is marked 1882. Litho with fraternal imagery and decorative elements. Deckled edges. Measures 14 1/2" x 10". Reverse is.....
Education, Commencement, Social History
Hartford, CT: 1858. A single-fold 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" program for Trinity College Commencement. The Order of Exercises begins with Prayers by the President followed by numerous orations and music and concludes with the Benediction by the Chancellor.
humor, printing & publishing, guest log, Frederic W. Goudy
Pittsburgh, PA: Edward H. Stuart, 21-Dec-20. A tongue-in-cheek guest log for a 'Typothetae Dinner' at the Chatham Tavern in Pittsburgh, PA. The dinner was a "Ye Gathering of ye Kindred Spirits to pay homage to a fellow craftsman, Frederick [sic] W. Goudy, at ye Typothetae Dinner". Goudy (1865-1947) was an.....
New York Golden Age, Fraternal Organizations, Masquerade Ball
New York City: Louis E. Neuman, 1887. A 7 1/2" x 4 3/4" used ball ticket for the Arion Grand Masquerade Ball at Metropolitan Opera House. The front depicts a jester playing a stringed instrument, perhaps a zither, with a trumpeter in the background, surrounded by vignettes of revelers completing.....
A.W. Scribner, North Adams Massachusetts
Boston, MA: Heliotype Printing Company, March 1889. A program for the year end art exhibition of a free evening drawing school located in North Adams, MA. The class was taught by A. W. Scribner, a local 'Artistic Designer and Draughtsman'. The inside front and back covers list the names of.....
Musicology, Japanese Culture, Art and Design, Cultural Appropriation, Exoticism
1913. Illustrated bifolium program (11" by 8") for a performance given by Albert Gale and his wife Martha Brockway Gale, "Music and Myth of Old Japan". The Gales were two Americans who toured the United States giving "Gale Costume Lectures" with the intent of sharing Japanese art, costume, and performance.....
Big Brothers and Sisters, History of New York, Juvenile Court, Custody Disputes and Conservation, YMCA, YWCA
New York, New York: c.1911. Printed program announcing lectures given by journalist and child welfare advocate Ernest Kent Coulter (1871-1952). The program promotes Coulter as the "Clerk of the World's Largest Children's Court" whose lectures "abound in human interest--incident, pathos and humor clinching sober appeal". It also notes the fact.....