Commemorating the Visit of Her Majesty Queen Marie of Rumania to the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition Philadelphia, U.S.A. October 21, 1926 [program caption title].
Souvenir program for a ballet performance held in honor of Queen Marie of Romania (1875–1938) at Philadelphia’s 1926 Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, her first public appearance in the United States.
The royal visit to Philadelphia was part of Queen Marie’s tour of the United States arranged by actress, dancer, and choreographer Loie Fuller (1862–1928). The tour was occasioned by the Queen’s agreement to accept the dedication in her honor of the Mayhill Museum of Art, in Mayhill, Washington.
The performance in Philadelphia featured Loie Fuller’s dancers performing excerpts from various ballets by such composers as Tschaikowsky, Debussy, and Borodine. The music was performed by 80 members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Arnold Volpe (1869–1940). With brief biography of Queen Marie, a grand-daughter of Queen Victoria of Great Britain.
Description: Commemorating the Visit of Her Majesty Queen Marie of Rumania to the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition Philadelphia, U.S.A. October 21, 1926 [program caption title].
Philadelphia: E.A. Wright Company . ff. Program. 11 x 8½ inches. Engraved, gilt and color embossed card covers with deckle fore-edge; knotted silk cord tie. Interleaved with “glassine” paper. Photogravure portrait. Light wear to cord tassel; lovely and near fine.