London: 1929. Staplebound. Unpaginated [20 pp.] 29 x 22.5 cm. December 18th 1929. A gala held at the fashionable Kit-Cat Club in the Haymarket, which to many, still personifies the gay days of the 1920's. The ball, presided over by London's upper class, was organized to raise money for one of the oldest maternity hospitals in Europe. Intended for the poor, the Hospital admitted both married and single women, an unusual arrangement at the time as lying-in hospitals usually only cared for married women. In 1809 the hospital was renamed Queen Charlotte Lying-In Hospital, taking its name from Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), the wife of King George III.
Filled with full page ads from local businesses, the program lists the Grand Committee members, Program Time Table (Dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.), and the Pageant's participants. Cover illustration by the Ball Organizer, Mary Pitcairn.
Covers lightly stained with one closed tear. Interior crisp and clean. Color illustrated wraps. Very good. Item #2645