Dance Card

Donated by Rho Chapter (Iowa), getting “carded” at a formal carried an entirely different meaning in 1919 from what would likely enter the mind of today’s students. Popular on college campuses, a dance card was a decorative and functional keepsake that every woman who attended a formal was able to use during the dance and take home as a souvenir. The cards were designed to be worn on the wrist (hence the string) or attached to the gown and would allow the woman to “pencil in” the names of gentlemen seeking a dance.

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