First Edition. Good. Item #4648
[Baltimore: n.p., 1881]. Handbill printed recto only on yellow cardstock, approximately 3x5 inches. Slightly creased and shows some wear, light soiling.
This 1881 event was a follow-up to Baltimore's highly successful sesquicentennial celebration the year before. The affair kicked off Monday, October 10th, 1881, with "Introduction of water from the Gunpowder river by direct flow," and continued that night with Monument Square and fountain illuminated by calcium lights." The second day would feature a lacrosse match between New York and Baltimore teams, the third night the "Mystic Pageant," with the route of the float procession noted here, and end with fireworks on the final night.
The pageant grew over the succeeding years, eventually leading to the construction of Oriole Park baseball grounds, and in turn bestowing its name on the baseball club that played there.