Dunedin Citizens' Ball, March 24th 1898. Garrison Hall. Programme. [Printed by] J Wilkie & Co., Dunedin.
- J. Wilkie & Company
Outside shows decorative panel at the top with coats of arms for Otago. The front cover shows a kiwi, and some words of the title are in gold on the back cover.
Inside is the list of 18 dances and four extras, and space to write the names of partners. The dances included waltzes, polkas, Lancers, quadrille, Pas de Quatre, Scotch reel, Highland Scottische, Valse de Vienne, Polka Mazurka.
The Dunedin Citizens’ Ball of 1898 was held as part of the jubilee festivities. The Mount Ida chronicle published an account of the festivities and included lengthy comments about the ball: “The most conflicting opinions are to be heard about the citizens' ball which was held in the Garrison Hall on the Thursday night of last week. Some will tell you that it was "just lovely" and others will emphatically declare that it was "simply ‘orrid." If you press your inquiries a little further you will ascertain that those who the former answer were in the first relay that went down to supper, and that the others who express the adverse opinion were shut out from the first relay, and thus had the mortification of hearing that many of the dishes enumerated in the menu were '"off," besides which the dozens of little tables, each only laid for six persons, that were arranged in regular fashion in the supper room, were probably not so inviting looking as they were to those who had previously eat round them. In point of attendance the ball was very successful, and the dresses were exceptionally elegant for Dunedin”.
Exhibited in ‘Humble: the life of 100 small objects’, exhibition curated by Barbara Lyon, in the Turnbull Gallery, National Library of New Zealand, 27 August - 17 November 2017.
Quantity: 1 colour photo-mechanical print(s) on either side of folded programme..
Physical Description: Colour lithograph, on both sides of folded card, 130 x 63 mm (folded), with white pencil, 80 mm, attached by white cord.
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- 1 colour photo-mechanical print(s) on either side of folded programme., Ephemera, Lithographs, Programmes, Colour lithograph, on both sides of folded card, 130 x 63 mm (folded), with white pencil, 80 mm, attached by white cord., Orientation: Vertical image
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