Santa Cruz, California: Santa Cruz Parlor No. 90 NSGW, 1891. 5 ¼” x 6 7/8”. Ribbon tied card leaves. 9 leaves printed both sides. Very good plus: outer leaves with moderate edge wear and a few faint soil spots, inner leaves bright with light corner wear.
This is a lovely program, intended as an invitation, for the celebration of the 41st anniversary of California's admission to the United States by the Santa Cruz chapter of the Native Sons of the Golden West. It was printed by H.S. Crocker Company which started in Sacramento in 1856, had a major operation in San Francisco at the time this was printed, and still flourishes today. It lists everyone involved in the gala and the full program of events. Of note are the nine engaging chromolithographs of anthropomorphic bears overindulging on wine, taking children to the beach, surfing, greeting a miner and more.
OCLC locates two copies.
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