Monday, November 11, 2013
☞ BESPOKE: A Social Whist Party Card
Social whist cards would be provided formerly as an invite which usually had a verse or rhyme at the top, the patron's name somewhere within, the address and the date. This particular party was even apparently further up in Central Harlem with location on 7th Avenue between 145th and 146th Street. The word whist is apparently an Irish term which means "hush" or "silent". Whist was also an old card game that might just be a reference because cards were used as party invites.