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Hotel Kaaterskill, Catskill Mountain Vintage Memorabilia, Fancy Dress Ball Order of Dances - Dance Cards, Catskill Ephemeral - 1885

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Hotel Kaaterskill, Catskill Mountain Vintage Memorabilia, Fancy Dress Ball Order of Dances - Dance Cards, Catskill Ephemeral - 1885

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: Paper
  • Favorited by: 1 person
  • Gift wrapping and message available
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A small two card ephemeral item from Hotel Kaaterskill, Catskill Mountains, New York.
Two cards which have the Order of Dances printed on one side and on the front of the first is an illustration of the hotel itself.

On the other side of the second it reads: "Fancy Dress Ball, Complimentary to Wm. Stoll, Jr., Monday Eve, Aug.24, 1885, Floor Managers E. F. Lewis, S. Beyer"

Printed by E. A. Wright in Philadelphia
1885

Each measures: 4 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Some minor wear, else in good + condition.

A dance card was used by a woman to record the names of the gentlemen with whom she intends to dance each successive dance at a formal ball. They appear to have originated in the 18th century, but their use first became widespread in 19th century Vienna, especially at the massive balls during Fasching before Lent.
An actual dance card is typically a booklet with a decorative cover, listing dance titles, composers, and the person with whom the woman intended to dance. Typically, it would have a cover indicating the sponsoring organization of the ball and a decorative cord by which it could be attached to a lady's wrist or ball gown.
A small two card ephemeral item from Hotel Kaaterskill, Catskill Mountains, New York.
Two cards which have the Order of Dances printed on one side and on the front of the first is an illustration of the hotel itself.

On the other side of the second it reads: "Fancy Dress Ball, Complimentary to Wm. Stoll, Jr., Monday Eve, Aug.24, 1885, Floor Managers E. F. Lewis, S. Beyer"

Printed by E. A. Wright in Philadelphia
1885

Each measures: 4 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Some minor wear, else in good + condition.

A dance card was used by a woman to record the names of the gentlemen with whom she intends to dance each successive dance at a formal ball. They appear to have originated in the 18th century, but their use first became widespread in 19th century Vienna, especially at the massive balls during Fasching before Lent.
An actual dance card is typically a booklet with a decorative cover, listing dance titles, composers, and the person with whom the woman intended to dance. Typically, it would have a cover indicating the sponsoring organization of the ball and a decorative cord by which it could be attached to a lady's wrist or ball gown.

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