The Jay T. Last Collection of
Entertainment: Balls and Carnivals Prints and Ephemera contains approximately 150 printed items related to social and celebratory
events primarily in the United States from the 1840s to 1940, with the majority of items dating from 1875 to 1900.
The collection consists mainly of color lithographed
invitations, programs, and tickets for various festive occasions including costumed dances and parties, such as Mardi Gras.
approximately 150 items
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