For this #MiniatureMonday we’re featuring a dance card from the Mary Ingram Dance Card Collection. This one, in particular, appears to be from a pre-Valentine’s Day party! There are over 70 dance cards in this collection dating from 1922-1934, and many of them look like they’re from sorority groups and clubs at the University of Iowa.
So, this dance card still has some empty spaces… Do you think anyone else would want to dance with this dorky librarian for Valentine’s Day?
“Even though I think that the active expression in itself is kind of like a political gesture, what we deal with is the politics of human emotion more than anything. What we’re trying to do is make an emotional connection with the listener; we’re trying to say something about the human condition, say something about humanity.” - Brian Molko, 2000
“I think we had a desire to write about the world we saw around us. We thought it was cool that, though other people were a little afraid to get deep down and dirty, we could take it on ourselves to write about those things.” - Brian Molko, 2009