Ticket for a ball at the Floral Hall
Medium: Print on paper
Music, dancing and singing were an important part of fashionable Victorian social life and balls such as this one at the Floral Hall in Covent garden were frequent events. A lot of preparation went into organising a successful ball: the hostess needed to order food and drink, hire musicians, decorate the venue, and ensure that invitations were sent in advance to an appropriate mixture of individuals. This ticket reads: "Permit the Bearer, Mr. Rowley to have two Ladies' Tickets, and two Gentlemen's Tickets. Harry Nelson for the Committee."