I got a couple of very different invitations this last weekend at the postcard club meeting. I love old invitations. I love that people kept them in such perfect condition for so long. I imagine it was because they had an especially good time at this party.
Below is an invitation from July 12th 1907. This seems to be a photograph actually. Handmade and then printed like a photograph on thin paper.
It's an invitation to a Card Party and Dance put on by The Officers mess, Fort Stanton, N Mex
This invitation is in incredible shape considering it is from 1880. It looks like it is less than ten years old. These people had money. It's high quality paper and beautiful letterpressing.
In 1880 James Garfield was President and the first electric streetlight was installed in Indiana.
Celebrating their 25th Anniversary on October 2nd, means they were married in 1855.
That was a time when there was no electricity, but sewing machines and the telegraph were exciting new inventions.
I have more invitations to share with you in the future. Do you keep your invitations? Hope you have fun at some parties this upcoming holiday season.