What was Houston Like in 1911?

UH Libraries is proud to announce that the Gladys Ewing Debutante scrapbook is now available in the Digital Library!


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This is a scrapbook kept by Houston debutante, Gladys Ewing, daughter of Judge Kittridge and Mrs. Kittridge Ewing. The ephemeral contents of the album include invitations, notes, dance cards, and much more — all in the beautifully graphic, formality and color of the Edwardian period. Miss Ewing starts saving these items during the very formal No-Tsu-Oh Houston Social Season in the fall of 1911 and continues through the winter Mardi Gras celebrations, Krewe parties and such. She was, it seems, the premier debutante of that season and served as Maid of Honor to the No-Tsu-Oh queen.

Posted on June 15th, 2010 by Nicci Westbrook and filed under Announcements, Special Event or Display | Comments Off on What was Houston Like in 1911?