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First Nautical Ball of the Officers and Employees of the Cape Cod Canal invitation

MS028.01.016.001 (RS170982)


A formal invitation to the first nautical ball of the officers and employees of the Cape Cod Canal, held at the Colonial Casino, Onset, Mass. on Wednesday evening, February 12, 1919, music by Mace Gay, 10 pieces. The front of the invitation includes a Cape Cod Canal logo that consists of three red Cs interlocked. It also includes anchor illustrations in each of the four corners, and an illustration of a ship on the water at the top. Inside the invitation lists invited guests: Capt. and Mrs. H. L. Colbeth, Capt. Arthur L. Crowley, and Mr. and Mrs. George M. Auten. An insert in the invitation describes the order of the dances to be played. The back cover lists the people involved in organizing the event, including George G. Rochester, the floor director, and two assistants: Henry I. Bolles and Stephen Hayes. The Committee of Arrangement was made up of: Carleton S. Nye (chairman), Samuel S. Gilbert, John C. Howard, Henry R. Holt, Harold Champion, Harry Drinkwater, Augustus F. Wagner, T. N. Sanborn, H. P. Dunbar, Augustine F. Lambert, Everett N. Freeman, Guy Packard, Nathaniel Ellis, James L. Baker, and Louis J. Girard.

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Collection Name
Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection
Collection Code
Physical Description
1 invitation
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Record details

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Other People
Baker, James L.
Bolles, Henry I.
Champion, Harold
Drinkwater, Harry
Dunbar, H. P.
Ellis, Nathaniel
Freeman, Everett N.
Gilbert, Samuel S.
Girard, Louis J.
Hayes, Stephen
Holt, Henry R.
Howard, John C.
Lambert, Augustine F.
Nye, Carleton S.
Packard, Guy
Rochester, George G.
Sanborn, T. N.
Wagner, Augustus F.
Other Organizations
Colonial Casino
Descriptive Terms
balls (parties)
officers (military officers)
Material Type
Onset (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)