Drawing. Pencil on paper | watercolor on paper. page length: 8.5 in, page width: 10.875 in. Inside front cover: 9 x 11/35 (cents)/Lake McDonald, Montana Trip/Aug. & Sept. 1907/Philip R. Goodwin/131 West 23rd st.
This is one of two delightful drawings depicting children at large parties with dancing done by Sophie Latimer Hoffman, a Baltimore school friend of Eliza "Didy" Ridgely (1828-1894). She sent them to Didy in 1843 along with another satirical drawing poking fun at their school mistress. Children’s costumes of that day are faithfully rendered. Also depicted are African American servants who are passing trays of food and playing music.
Material: Watercolor and ink on paper. H: 23.2cm, W: 33.3cm.