1845-1870 · Cayuga County locations
Cayuga County locations: Andrus, McChain & Son, Democrat print, Oliphant etc., 1845-1870. Many of these communities were formed in the 1830s and early 1840s, yet their social lives were well organized.. 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, Frestival 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 callAnd plight yourself, for "Leap Year Ball"The Ladies too, will ask,you'll seeBut 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.
(Inventory #: 28015552)