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Dance card

Object | Accession Number: 2002.299.10

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    The dance card consists of a small booklet with an intricately decorated cover and a pencil hanging from a cord at the side. Dance cards, or "Ballspenden," were especially popular at balls in Vienna, Austria, during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They were used to list, in order, the names of the partners with whom a woman had agreed to dance at a formal ball or party.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Julia Schor

    Physical Details

    Category
    Stationery
    Object Type
    Dance cards (lcsh)
    Materials
    overall : paper, cord, metal, wood

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The dance card was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2002 by Julia Schor, the step-granddaughter of Melanie Mautner.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:28:24
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