Ticket of admission to the ball for the distressed Irish and Scotch Florence Thursday 15 April 1847. Price 20 Pauls. : Biglietto d'Ingresso al Ballo a benefizio degl'infelici Irlandesi e Scozzesi...;
donnez, riches l'aumône est soeur de la prière.
Ticket of admission [printed in Paris] to a charitable ball to be held in Florence on Thursday 15 April 1847 in aid of the distressed Irish and Scotch. Parallel title: Biglietto d'Ingresso al Ballo a benefizio degl'infelici Irlandesi e Scozzesi featuring at bottom of card lithographed onto a scroll a quotation from Victor Hugo "Donnez, riches l'aumône est soeur de la prière" [Give, rich [people] almsgiving is the sister of prayer']. Lithographed image on ticket features a profusion of shamrocks and thistles, the symbols of Scotland and Ireland; a swan feeding her young and cherubs playing in garlands of wheat. At right of card is an illustration of a lady and her little boy giving alms to a young mother who has a small child in her arms; at left of card a woman consoles two young children who appear to be in disress while a concerned older man stands near them.
Note: Text printed on ticket in English, Italian and French.
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Paris : [s.n.] 1847.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera; formerly held at call number FAM/1840-50/31.
Physical description: 1 lithographic ticket ; 14.1 x 20.3 cm.
Varying form of title: Biglietto d'Ingresso al Ballo a benefizio degl'infelici Irlandesi e Scozzesi
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