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Object Name Program
Date 1889-1890
Title New Brighton Assemblies
Description Dance card, printed and handwritten on off-white card stock that is folded to form 4 pages. Printed inscription on the front cover: "New Brighton Assemblies. / SEASON OF 1889-90. / THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 1889. / THURSDAY, JANUARY 2D, 1890. / THURSDAY, JANUARY 23D, 1890. / THURSDAY, FEBRUARY, 13TH, 1890. / PAVILION HOTEL." Alice Austen's initials are handwritten in pencil at the top of the front cover: "E.A.A." The two interior pages contain a numbered list of 18 dances, titled "ORDER OF DANCING."; dances are Waltz, Galop, Polka, and Lanciers. After the name of each dance is a line to fill in the name of a dance partner; all but 5 of the lines have names handwritten in. Names include Ellis, Willcox, Johnstone, and De Bost. The back cover is blank. A small gray pencil is attached to the card by a string which is tied around the fold.
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition From Alice Austen
Ownership and History This card is part of a collection of personal items that came to the Staten Island Historical Society from photographer Alice Austen in 1945.
Earliest Date 1889
Latest Date 1890
Material Paper
Subjects Hotels
Dance cards
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Catalog Number 45.002.0061
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, August 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.