Grand Bal Masque benefit plans, Portland, 1863

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The "Societe C. de V" planned a grand Bal Masque in Portland on April 15, 1863 to benefit sick and wounded soldiers.

The plans include regulations and restrictions devised to make the event a success. The document notes that " is necessary that the ladies should be willing to co-operate with the gentlemen, and agree to be present upon the floor, attired either in fancy dress with mask, or in evening dress with domino and mask ..."

The document was among the papers of the R.F. Society, a group of young women who joined together to support ill and injured soldiers.

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  • Title: Grand Bal Masque benefit plans, Portland, 1863
  • Creation Date: 1863-04-15
  • Subject Date: 1863-04-15
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 31.5 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. S-307, Misc. Box 11/8
  • Collection: R. F. Society records
  • Object Type: Text

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