Fine two-sided die-cut invitation to the Grand Dress Fancy Dress and Military Ball of the Continental Guards at the Exposition Palace, New Orleans, LA, February 22, 1881.
A 10 x 4 ½ chromolithograph ticket Complimentary to National Lancers and Charlestown Cadets of Boston. One side announces the ball with two vignettes from the battlefield and two from the ball. The central vignette on the reverse depicts General Washington with a Lancer and a Guard. Othervignettes include Washington monuments and floral arrays. This is accompanied by an envelopespecially designed for the invitation featuring the Continental Guards insignia with reference to theparticular event. Pinhole at top of invitation. Surface wear on envelope.
(Inventory #: 25023139)
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