|The picture shows a view of all (7) Different Small American Bicentennial 1776 - 1976 Advertising Souvenir Items in this lot. These Historic souvenir items came from the collection of someone on the Committees in Philadelphia for the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. They had been packed away ever since that time. Included here are the following items:|
The first item is an unused Public Works Department decal. It is in red, white, and blue. It pictures many different tools and a shield. It is marked as follows:
PUBLIC WORKS DEPT
1776 - 1976
NO CHALLENGE TOO GREAT
There is a ticket to the Official Ceremony at Independence Hall on July 4th, 1976. It has an image of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The two sides read as follows:
200th ANNIVERSARY OF
JULY 4, 1976
RESERVED SEATS WILL NOT BE HELD AFTER 9:30 A.M. (:30 crossed out)
Next there is a New Years Eve invitation to the End of the Bicentennial and the Beginning of the Tricentennial. This invitation also has a pin back button attached. The two are marked as follows:
THE FRIENDS OF INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO A DANCE TO CELEBRATE
THE END OF THE BICENTENNIAL AND
THE BEGINNING OF THE TRICENTENNIAL
NEW YEAR'S EVE
DECEMBER 31, 1976
9 P.M. TO 1 A.M.
THE FIRST BANK OF THE UNITED STATES
120 SOUTH THIRD STREET
$16 PER PERSON
FORMAL DRESS OF THE PAST, PRESENT, OR FUTURE
CHAMPAGNE AT MIDNIGHT
BYE BYE, BICENTENNIAL!
Next is another card. This one has a metal Liberty Bell that is attached. The card reads:
THE COMPANY THAT STARTED IT ALL
COMMONWEALTH LAND TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY
1876 - 1976
The last item in this lot is a napkin that came from one of the above Bicentennial celebrations. It is in red, white, and blue and has SPIRIT OF 1776 in different sizes and fonts on the four folded panels.
To judge the sizes the invitation card pictured in the center measures 5'' x 7''. These items appear to be in near mint to mint condition as pictured. The July 4th ticket has a mark where a number was crossed off the back. The invitation ticket has a small mark from the attached pinback button as pictured.