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Invitation Card / Ticket for Bal des Modèles at the Moulin Rouge

Somm, Henri

(Paris). 1893
A very scarce ephemeral invitation to the 1893 Bal des Modèles at the Moulin Rouge.

The pictorial text indicates that the Bal des Modèles was organised by Charles de Sivry and featured 'Lutteuses, danses orientales, tableaux vivants, fanfares, fantaisistes des ateliers Parisiens et Montmatrois'. As the text, now printed, also indicated: 'Le costume est de rigueur, l'habit noir, le paredessus retourné, la blouse et la casquette, ainsi que le nu, seront imiptoyablement refusés'.

The invitation appears not to have been used as it bears no owner's name; in excellent condition, the sheet has one central fold.
Single sheet. (355 x 178 mm). Illustration by Henri Somm with pictorial and printed text on pink paper, perforations at left.
#47076

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