My last post on my greatgrandfather TERWILLIGER's photo album, showed 3 large decorated tickets to music events. The next page in the album has 4 similar tickets, plus two small tickets. These ones are more varied, ranging from an Elks Society Annual Reception, to a Symphony ticket.
This is the full page, showing the placement of these fanciful tickets to events in New York (mainly):
Here are the two small tickets on the left side: [Blue] Nov. 12, 1892, First Evening Concert, Symphony Society of N.Y., at 8:15, Music Hall, New York
[White] Mar. 20, 1897, Fifth Evening Concert, Symphony Society of N.Y., at 8:15, Carnegie Hall, New York
The large ticket on the left side has no identifying information on the event being staged, but it is very attractive and complex. I searched through Google Images, and didn't find any reference to this very interesting image - I'm certain there is a 'story' here, don't you?
The Top Middle ticket appears to be a fund-raiser for the Renner's Dancing Academy: a Grand Masquerade Ball, Tuesday Eve'g, February 14th, 1882, at Walhalla, 48-52 Orchard Street.
The Bottom Middle "Ladies Ticket" is for the 13th Annual Reception of New York Lodge No. 1, the B.P.O. Elks, at Madison Square Garden, Monday, Feb. 9th, 1880. This would be the original Madison Square Garden building [1879-1890].
Finally, the Right side Ticket: the Bal Masque de L'Opera, Thursday January 26th, 1882. No place is described, however a quick search through my favourite NY newspaper website, http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html showed me the Evening Telegram NY newspaper [p.3,right side], states it was held at Madison Square Garden.
I hope you enjoyed these fanciful tickets providing insight into the variety of cultural events happening in New York city, in the 1880s. If you have more information or details of any of these items, do let me know - I love learning more. The links add a bit of history or additional details, for your pleasure!
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