What We Saved: Old-Time Ephemera
from the Seaport Museum Archives

Dance Card

"Regiment Infantry P.M. Gray Reserves"
Stockton House, Cape Island, NJ
July 19, 1869

Dance Cards were given to ladies to record the names of gentlemen to whom they had promised dances. Cards often included a small pencil attached by a ribbon; the ribbon could be worn around the wrist or a belt.

Independence Seaport Museum
Ephemera Files

Dimensions: 4 7/8 × 3 1/2 inches

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