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Victorian Dance Card] Sixth Annual Ball of the Electric Club, at Harmonie Rooms, 139 145 Essex Street, On Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 28th, 1877. Music By Boswald.

Publication Date: 1877
Condition: Near Fine
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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This dance card is notable for two reasons that have little to do with the design of the card per se -- namely, as a very early celebration of electricity -- it precedes the creation of the Edison Company by a year, and yet it is the Sixth Annual Ball, and further, it predates by eight years the known incorporation of the Electric Club; and as probably an early relic from the Jewish immigrant community that was to cram the Lower East Side in the years following. The card is also a handsome specimen of paper Victoriana, with its shaped textured paper with cartonnage relief work and its chromo oval cameos on both its front and back. The card, which is 10.5 by 7 cm and bound by a string, with a tassel attached, has four pages of content within, with the obligatory list of dances and the names of the men in charge of the event and/or active in the Club. Light soiling to the cover. Bookseller Inventory # 003665

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Title: Victorian Dance Card] Sixth Annual Ball of ...

Publication Date: 1877

Book Condition:Near Fine

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