Invitation to masquerade dance, Bangor, 1870

Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum


The unaddressed invitation if for a "Sheet and Pillow Case" masquerade ball at Wasgatt & Peakes' Hall in Bangor on March 22, 1970.

The invitation was loose inside John Martin's Scrapbook no. 3, which he began writing and compiling in 1867. Martin (1823-1904) was an accountant and shopkeeper. He was passionate about dancing and was part of a group called the Dancing Fraternity or Model Assembly.

Martin led and managed many dances.

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About This Item

  • Title: Invitation to masquerade dance, Bangor, 1870
  • Creation Date: 1870-03-22
  • Subject Date: 1870-03-22
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 13 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1972; 1997.16.2; loose
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum
489 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
207-774-1822 x230

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