c1908 -1920 penny-postcard invitation to a June 6th Hungarian-American ethnic singing festival in New York City sponsored by the New York Hungarian Young Man’s Circle and Singing Society – “Great Summer Fun” - to be held at Manhattan Casino and Park, bounded by 7th and 8th Avenues, and West 154th and West 155th Streets (apparently not too far from Coogan’s Bluff, the site of the old Polo Grounds). The front has a lovely color art image of a rural Hungary hunter with an Hungarian Vizslas sporting dog.
Manhattan Casino and Park was a large private park. A 1916 Manhattan atlas shows the property included a dancing pavilion, another “casino” building (probably not a gambling hall as we use the term today, but in late-19th century parlance, a drinking and eating space), and open land for picnicking and game playing.
Matte finished lithograph by on unused small 5" x 3" postcard by unidentified publisher.
PHOTO NOTE: Scanning frequently distorts the clarity of the image. When viewed in person, this card image shows greater clarity and intensity of colors, compared to the more muted "grainy" look of the scanned image. Minute defects are also exaggerated by the scans, and often barely noticeable when viewed in person.
CONDITION: PLEASE EXAMINE THE PHOTOS CAREFULLY. Condition of the central image is excellent, with some age discoloration at corners and along edges. Back has generalized brown age discoloration, and spots of light soiling, most noticeable around the edges. DISCOLORATION IS MUCH LESS NOTICEABLE IN PERSON. ALL FLAWS ARE OBVIOUS IN THE PHOTOS.
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Rare c1908-1920 Hungarian-American Ethnic History Memorabilia - Singing Society New York City Festival Postcard - Manhattan Casino Park - Hungary Vizsla Hunting Dog Scene