Friday, February 9, 2018

PAGE 43 - 4 Events: 2 Military, 1 Opera Ball, 1 oddity, 11 hotel/ship seals

As noted in previous pages, this blog is for the purpose of inventorying every page in my maternal great-grandfather's many-paged TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM, covering the years from 1840 to roughly 1900.

Today's post is Page 43, which is a bit of a mish-mash. There are two Old Guard Military receptions, one ticket for an Opera "Grand Bal," and a colourful oddity of a card.  Eleven small hotel 'seals' images are pasted around the tickets. Who went to those hotels? When? Why? So many questions with few if any answers.

Top Left and Bottom Right:
Invitations to the Old Guard Military and Civic Reception: Both are for the Veteran Battalion, to be held at the Metropolitan Opera House, Thursday Evening. one for January 22nd 1885; and the other, Thursday Evening, January 21st, 1886.  Army & Navy Officers & Members of the National Guard are requested to appear in Uniform.  

Top right:
Grand Bal Paré et Travisti / de l'Opera / Thursday Feb. 24th 1881. / Madison Square Garden / G. Dushenitz prest.    W. Bachman sec'y. / TICKETS  $ 5. / Admit Gentleman and Ladies. 
You can see a bit of coffee? something has been spilled on top right of this image, but not by me! [I am not certain how to translate the word Travisti in this example. Any help?]

Bottom left:
Fanciful image of Arion with a harp, leading a parade down a street.
There is no writing, details, place, time - nothing. Just a very colourful carnival-like image on very heavy paper, glued heavily on this page. I suspect there is a satirical aspect to it, when looking at caricatures of people in the parade and on the sides, don't you?  It is signed by J. Keppler. and produced by Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann, Lith. 24 Church St. N.Y.

Finally, there are 3 sets of seals, likely cut from stationary, most in NY. Perhaps he simply liked the images. Here they are, top middle, top right, and then bottom middle. Eleven seals in total.

Dragon/horse holding a standard: A.E.DICK; underneath, LONG BEACH HOTEL, Long Beach, L.I.

Lion with trident, atop circle in a wreath stating: Secure Amidst Perils, underneath ANCHOR LINE.

Another rampant lion with many ornate curlicues / PRINCETON INN / A.Bave, Manager / Princeton, N.J.

Ornate symbol with crown over two rampant lion-like images with crossed poles. There are words on the ribbon to both sides of the images, but I cannot read all words. / Motel Netherland / New York

HOTEL MANHATTAN  HAWK & WETHERBEE / inside a shield, with predatory bird above, and fanciful face below. Madison Ave. & 42nd ST. / New York

Eagle head with crowned neck, holding ? unknown image in beak, over shield with only a caligraphic

Crown on top / Rampant lion holding image / surrounded by The Cunard Steamship Company Limited /

Stylized intertwined A R 
I was unable to find any image similar to this

Fanciful C inside a row of circles with ribbon tied on top. You can see a pencil stroke across this image. A ticket?

Another interesting C inside a fanciful circle with much decoration.

Finally an odd circle of different shapes like a necklace surrounding a plain N, with the top centre of the circle looking rather like an insect, more likely meant to be a jewelled pendant?
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Don't forget to click through if there are any bold/underlined links for more information. If any of the people mentioned are your ancestors, and you would like a 'best' image of the cards, I am happy to send one to you; use the contact information at the very bottom of the blog. And if you see errors I have made, please do let me know in the comments or by email, so I can correct them.  

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