Dance Card for the New Year's Ball at Martindale House, Greenfield Township, Michigan, 1885

Summary

Young people living in the vicinity of the Martindale House, a hotel run by George Martindale in rural Greenfield Township, Wayne County, Michigan, gathered in the hotel's large ballroom to enjoy dancing to quadrilles, reels, and schottisches. Albert Race played the dulcimer, as he called off the dance steps. This dance card is from the night Henry Ford met his wife, Clara Bryant.

Young people living in the vicinity of the Martindale House, a hotel run by George Martindale in rural Greenfield Township, Wayne County, Michigan, gathered in the hotel's large ballroom to enjoy dancing to quadrilles, reels, and schottisches. Albert Race played the dulcimer, as he called off the dance steps. This dance card is from the night Henry Ford met his wife, Clara Bryant.

Artifact

Dance card

Date Made

1885

Subject Date

1 January 1885

Creators

Greenfield Dancing Club 

Creator Notes

Made for the Greenfield Dancing Club.

Collection Title

Fair Lane Papers Subgroup 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.1.16

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cord (Fiber product)

Color

Red

Dimensions

Height: 4.375 in

Width: 2.75 in

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