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Ball Net

Ball Net

Made in Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt

Ball Player

Ball Player

This mold-made ceramic figure depicts a bearded, mustachioed male wearing a ballgame yoke around his waist to protect him from the hard, solid rubber ball used in play. There are cylindrical ear ornaments in hi... more

Embossed Ball
Ball

Ball

Peru

Ball

Ball

Peru

Netsuke of Cat with a Ball

Netsuke of Cat with a Ball

Edo (1615–1868) or Meiji period (1868–1912)

The Ball

The Ball

Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)

The Ball

The Ball

Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)

The Ball

The Ball

Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)

A wide cup with ball feet

A wide cup with ball feet

Wide cup with ornamental stem and ball feet, the lid featuring a man, wearing a wreath, encircled by a scroll, holding a heart in his right hand; after Hans Holbein. Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Two Cupids, One Holding a Ball

Two Cupids, One Holding a Ball

Jacques Gabriel Huquier (French, Paris 1730–1805 Shrewsbury)

Crystal ball

Crystal ball

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Crystal ball

Crystal ball

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Ball

Ball

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Miniature ball

Miniature ball

T.K., London

The dancing-master: or, The art of dancing explained. Wherein the manner of performing all steps in ball dancing is made easy by a new and familiar method. In two parts ... The whole containing sixty figures drawn from the life, and curiously engraved on copper plates.

The dancing-master: or, The art of dancing explained. Wherein the mann...

This is a translation of one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth-century dance--Pierre Rameau's 1725 Le maître a danser. Translated by English dancer and writer John Es... more

A Masked Ball in Bohemia

A Masked Ball in Bohemia

This is the only known study for the decoration of the ballroom at Ceský Krumlov, a castle in Bohemia that belonged to Prince Joseph Adam zu Schwarzenberg. The elaborate illusionism suggests that it may be by t... more

The Snow Ball

The Snow Ball

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770) Edo period (1615–1868)

litter from "Ad C. W. Bampfylde, Arm: Epistola poetica familiaris, in qua continentur tabulæ quinque ab eo excogitatæ, quæ personas repræsentant poematis cujusdam Anglicani, cui titulus: An Election Ball. Auctore, C. Anstey, Arm"

litter from "Ad C. W. Bampfylde, Arm: Epistola poetica familiaris, in ...

This image has been taken from scan 000031 from "Ad C. W. Bampfylde, Arm: Epistola poetica familiaris, in qua continentur tabulæ quinque ab eo excogitatæ, quæ personas repræsentant poematis cujusdam Anglicani, ... more

Bookstand Containing a Crystal Ball and a Piece of Cloth
George Muter, March 13, 1781, Memorandum of Cannon and Ball Available at Foundry; with List

George Muter, March 13, 1781, Memorandum of Cannon and Ball Available ...

Memorandum of Cannon and Ball Available at Foundry; with List

Lord mayor's feast at Guildhall 1786 - no dinner, no ball

Lord mayor's feast at Guildhall 1786 - no dinner, no ball

Print shows a large group of city officials gathered around a table in Guildhall, some are jumping up and down on the table and have lost their hats and wigs. Posted on the wall are two notices: (1) "Nov. 1st 1... more

The Fourth Iwai Hanshiro as a Woman Holding a Crystal Ball and Dancing on the Bank of a Stream

The Fourth Iwai Hanshiro as a Woman Holding a Crystal Ball and Dancing...

Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819) Edo period (1615–1868)

Ball
Annual Caledonian Ball Ticket

Annual Caledonian Ball Ticket

Asher Brown Durand (American, Jefferson, New Jersey 1796–1886 Maplewood, New Jersey)

An analysis of country dancing: wherein are displayed all the figures ever used in country dances, in a way so easy and familiar, that persons of the meanest capacity may in a short time acquire (without the aid of a master) a complete knowledge of that rational and polite amusement. To which are added, instructions for dancing some entire new reels; together with the rules, regulations, and complete etiquette of the ball room.

An analysis of country dancing: wherein are displayed all the figures ...

This is the first of several books published by Wilson on the subject of English country dancing. Performed as a series of figures by a column of men facing a column of women, the English country dance was one ... more

Ball gown

Ball gown

The puffed sleeves of this dress are an indication to the historicism in dress at the time. As a reinterpretation of 16th-century slashing, they make a statement about the Renaissance and the rebirth of artist... more

[Domestic cat with two kittens, one playing with a ball of string]

[Domestic cat with two kittens, one playing with a ball of string]

Title devised by Library staff. Printed with number in upper right corner: 5. Paper watermarked at bottom center: in Basel. Inscribed in pencil on verso: 1227 U 5 D 57.

Packing up after a country ball

Packing up after a country ball

Scene in the Assembly Rooms of a country town. Guests (tiny figures) descending staircase. Ladies adjusting cloaks and pattens, or kilting up petticoats. Two men lounge cynically on the right and a third adjust... more

Ladies' Ticket of Admission to the Annual Caledonian Ball

Ladies' Ticket of Admission to the Annual Caledonian Ball

Asher Brown Durand (American, Jefferson, New Jersey 1796–1886 Maplewood, New Jersey)

In honor of the election of our distinguished fellow-citizen General Andrew Jackson, to the presidency of the United States, you are respectfully invited to attend a ball in Nashville ... Nashville, December 10, 1828.

In honor of the election of our distinguished fellow-citizen General A...

Printed on satin.; Jackson, Andrew.; On verso: 09-82-038.351 Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection... more

Ball gown
[Optical illusion disc with a face catching a ball and a man with blackface taking a bow]

[Optical illusion disc with a face catching a ball and a man with blac...

The disc is spun displaying the illusion of motion of a face catching a ball in a circle at the center of the disc and a man with blackface taking a bow in a circle at the outer edge of the disc. Published in: ... more

Tippecanoe inauguration ball, March 4, 1841 : [invitation].

Tippecanoe inauguration ball, March 4, 1841 : [invitation].

Unaddressed printed invitation to William Henry Harrison's "Tippecanoe" inaugural ball held at Carusi's Saloon in Washington, D.C., on Thursday evening, 4th of March, 1841, one of three balls attended by Harris... more

Tippecanoe March 4, 1841. Inauguration ball, the managers request the honor of company at Carusi's Saloon, on Thursday evening, 4th of March, 1841. Baltimore: Murphy [1841].

Tippecanoe March 4, 1841. Inauguration ball, the managers request the ...

Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 30, Folder 22a.

Inauguration ball. The honor of company is requested at the inauguration ball at the New Washington assembly rooms. 1841.

Inauguration ball. The honor of company is requested at the inaugurati...

Invitation. Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 232, Folder 14.

Ball gown

Ball gown

This is a striking example of how 18th-century fabric was treasured. The textile was probably originally a 1740s dress which was taken apart and then reconfigured into this fashionable dress in the early 1840s... more

Ball play.
Democratic Inauguration Ball. [Mrs. Anna Maria Wilson] The Pleasure of your company is respectfully solicited at a BALL to be given at the National Theatre, on the evening of the 4th of March, 1845. In honor of the President and vice President e

Democratic Inauguration Ball. [Mrs. Anna Maria Wilson] The Pleasure of...

Gift Mrs. Thos. H. Adams June 14, 1961.; On verso: Gift Mrs. Thos. H. Adams June 14, 1961. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGM... more

Leaflets of the ball room. Being a sketch of the polka quadrilles, the Baden, mazurka figures &c. &c. to which is appended the music of the celebrated Redowa waltz, now first published in the United States.

Leaflets of the ball room. Being a sketch of the polka quadrilles, the...

Compiled by a publisher and small enough to fit into a pocket, this manual gives directions for polka quadrilles, mazurka quadrilles, and "The New Redowa," all "as taught by Mr. Durang and daughter." Other danc... more

Vase with witch ball

Vase with witch ball

Probably New England Glass Company (American, East Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1818–1888) Made in East Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Vase with witch ball

Vase with witch ball

Probably New England Glass Company (American, East Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1818–1888) Made in East Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Reminiscences of a fancy dress ball, in Philadelphia, February 1850 / drawn from nat: & on stone by C. Harnisch ; P.S. Duval's steam lith. Press, Philada.

Reminiscences of a fancy dress ball, in Philadelphia, February 1850 / ...

Print shows a crowd at "Masonic Hall" during "Naylor's Grand Fancy Dress Party", a masquerade with an orchestra playing on the right as revelers mingle on the main floor and on the balconies. [Source: Library C... more

Whig young men's ball commemorative of the birth of Washington and the Battle of Buena Vista. Friday evening, February 22d, 1850 at the Musical Fund Hall. The honor of 's company is particularly requested. [Philadelphia 1850].

Whig young men's ball commemorative of the birth of Washington and the...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 156, Folder 1.

The ball room guide, being a compendium of the theory, practice, and etiquette of dancing, embracing the newest quadrilles, polkas, waltzes, schottisches, &c., also, the Meyen quadrille,

The ball room guide, being a compendium of the theory, practice, and e...

This manual begins, as do others of the period, with a general introduction that covers the necessity of dancing and a brief history of dance. Declaring that bodily exercise "drives away sorrow and care," the a... more

Second ward. Register. William J. McCormick Z. K. Offutt, Peter M. Pearson. Collector. Robert J. Roche. Surveyor. Henry W. Ball. Alderman. Beniah Willett ... Common Council. Nicholas Callan ... Assessor. George H. Plant ... [Boston 1853].

Second ward. Register. William J. McCormick Z. K. Offutt, Peter M. Pea...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 61, Folder 21a.

Sixth ward. Workingmen's ticket. For collector S. S. Briggs. For register, Z. K. Offutt. For Surveyor. H. W. Ball. For alderman Robert Clarke. For Common Council. William Morgan, Henry Steward, Thomas E. Jacobs. For Assessor. John Russell. [June

Sixth ward. Workingmen's ticket. For collector S. S. Briggs. For regis...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 61, Folder 21.

Grand ball. Your company is respectfully requested at a ball to be given by Ellen Grant, at Schwartz' Hall, on G street, between 17th and 18th streets, October 16th, 1854.

Grand ball. Your company is respectfully requested at a ball to be giv...

Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 201, Folder 39.

Musicians' military & civic ball, complimentary to the Lowell cornet band, at French's Hall, on Thursday evening. Nov. 16th, 1854.

Musicians' military & civic ball, complimentary to the Lowell cornet b...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 61, Folder 36.

Ball's patent indestructible water and gas pipe, made of wrought iron, lined with & laid in hydraulic cement, manufactured by the "Water & gas pipe co.," at Jersey City, N. J ... The company are prepared to take and execute contracts to construc

Ball's patent indestructible water and gas pipe, made of wrought iron,...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 202, Folder 10.

Ball gown
Ball gown
Grand national inauguration ball, March Fourth, 1857 : [invitation].

Grand national inauguration ball, March Fourth, 1857 : [invitation].

Printed invitation to James Buchanan's inaugural ball held at at Washington, D.C.'s Judiciary Square in a special building erected for the event to accomodate 6,000 people. The invitation lists the "managers" ... more