Dartmouth College Dance Card - 1908 Junior Prom. Measures 2 3/4 by 4 inches, covered in original purple fabric with an elastic type of string. Some glue residue to back cover, where card was removed from a scrapbook, otherwise in very good condition. Dance cards originated in the 18th century and were used by women to record the names of the gentlemen she intended to dance with at a formal ball. They were used widely in the 19th century. This one is for the Annual Dance of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. It lists the dances to be played starting with: 1. Waltz, 2. Two Step, 3. Waltz, 4. Two Step and 5. Barn Dance; 20 dances in total listed. Next to each dance is a place to write in your dance partner, listed under "Engagements". The dance card is unmarked. 8 pages in total. A rare dance card from a bygone era.