Fan/ invitation

Object Number: 
2002.1.1431
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Paper, wood, metal, cloth
Dimensions: 
19 x 10 x 1 in. unfolded
Description: 
This banquet invitation or program is shaped like a large woman's folding hand fan. It has six panels with rounded tops. The first is wood covered in cloth and has a cut metal monogramed "N.Y.S.S." applied to the front. The second panel is textured cardboard and lists officers of the society, the third lists the lyrics to two official songs "Take Me Home" and "Old Folks At Home", the fourth lists the toasts, the fifth lists the menu, and the sixth reads "Fourth Annual Banquet of The New York Southern Society/ Lenox Lyceum/ Feb'y 22 1890". It is decorated with red and blue ribbon and bound with a copper loop.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group