[Program and dance card]: Social and Minstrels. U.S.S. Bridge. New York City. December 7th, 1918
New York, 1918. Very Good. Small folio. pp. Silk-tied, patriotically embossed stiff wrappers, with attached pencil. Photographic illustration of the ship on the rear wrap. Small tears at the spine ends where the cord interests, very good or better. Attractive program and dance card for a minstrel show and dance held in New York City less than a month after the end of the War. The Chairman of the Committee for the dance was the publisher John W. Luce. The U.S.S. Bridge was the lead ship of its class in the U.S. Navy, a stores ship that made four Transatlantic voyages during the War, and then served in the Pacific throughout the entire Second World War. Ironically, she was damaged by a mine after the War while on the way to Japan for occupation duty. A handsomely produced program. (Inventory #: 409775)
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