MedChi celebrated its 100th anniversary in April of 1899 with a series of dinners, lectures, and other events. As I have been looking through our archives, I’ve found several invitations, menus and ribbons that all commemorate this special events.
It always fascinates me to think of what MedChi’s printing bills were throughout our history! We printed programs, books, booklets, notebooks, and everything else! I love the gold and black ribbon on this program, still in great shape 115 years later. The colors on this program reflect the colors in the Maryland flag.
Every menu I’ve found in the archives starts with celery and olives, but this one’s got almonds, too! Today, this would be quite an elegant and unusual menu, but at that time, it was more commonplace. Very seafood heavy menu and no meat at all, which is interesting. And they didn’t skimp on the drinks with dinner!
And there are ribbons! I found these two recently, but don’t really have any idea of what they would have been attached to. The gold one is so interesting – it looks like they started printing Baltimore in one font and then ran out of letters and had to finish it in another font.
Both of these feel and look like they’re silk satin.