Invitation, Ticket and Dance Card for First Annual Kansas City Flambeau Club
February 16, 1885·Kansas City
Kansas City: Lisk's Print, February 16, 1885. Predecessor event and organizers for the Priests of Pallas parade and festivities. The Flambeau Club was a civic promotional group that was initially led by a now obscure businessman named L.E. Irwin. They envisioned an annual parade and ball that would draw thousands of visitors and enliven the City Market area. The Priests of Pallas parade continued through 1905.. A group of ephemera from the first annual ball for the Kansas City Flambeau Club. It includes an invitation with a "flambeau" or torch image at center, a lavender color ticket and a single fold dance card with an illustration of a scroll on the front cover with cherubs and elaborate decorative border design. The unused card includes 22 dances in the order of dance. The back cover is bordered with cherubs in a garden with another flambeau in the cartouche. The dance card measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". (Inventory #: 29001223)
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