Dartmouth College Dance Card - Annual Dance

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Dartmouth College Dance Card - 1908 Junior Prom. Measures 3 by 4 inches, covered heavy card stock. Some glue residue to back cover, where card was removed from a scrapbook, otherwise in very good condition. The front cover has a nice image of a Victoria Era girl and the Dartmouth crest. 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 Kappa Psi Fraternity. It lists the dances to be played starting with: 1. Waltz, 2. Two Step, 3. Waltz, 4. Two Step and 5. Waltz; 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 marked in pencil, and apparently our gal had quite a night, as her dance card was full! Next to some of the names of her partners she has written little notes such as "nice" and "very nice" 8 pages in total. A rare dance card from a bygone era.

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