June 4, 2018

Tudor City Artifact: 1940 FLYER

It's Tulip Time in Tudor City, according to today's artifact, a 1940 flyer promoting the Spring Fiesta and Street Fair, an indoor/outdoor party to benefit the New York Tuberculosis & Health Association.

The event is timed to coincide with the Tudor City Tulip Festival, where "45,000 tulips in gorgeous array" are a sight to see. Read the backstory on the festival here.

The cover of the flyer urges attendees to "Come Early and Stay Late!"

The North Park ‒ here dubbed the 'North Garden' ‒ hosted the afternoon activities, replete with everything from a glee club and dance lessons to a fashion show and a fortune teller.  
After dark, the party moved downtown to the English Tap Room in the Prince George Hotel, where the entertainment included an accordionist, a magician, dancing ‒ and "Post-Office," no doubt scheduled for later in the evening.

Paper scrip tickets were the only means of payment 
accepted at the event, available at the door or via this form.


Thank you to Suzanne Simonelli for passing the flyer along to this blog. Dear readers, your memorabilia and story ideas are always welcomed.

1 comment:

  1. Dance analysis??? How horrifying!
    And what is a "Chance Booth"?