[1925 Photograph of the Stiftungsfest or Anniversary Gathering of the Schlaraffia in New York City].
Photograph of the 40th “Stiftungsfest” or anniversary celebration of a New York branch of Schlaraffia, a worldwide German-speaking fraternal group. The Schlaraffen, as members were called, were noted for their light-hearted fellowship and use of antiquated language (here using “Nova Yorkia” instead of New York) and pseudo-Medieval costume and regalia. The photograph shows the all-male group seated at tables with wine glasses and swords in a ballroom at the Hotel McAlpin in Herald Square. The members are wearing their club uniforms and regalia while their more splendidly dressed leaders stand at the dais.
Description: [1925 Photograph of the Stiftungsfest or Anniversary Gathering of the Schlaraffia in New York City].
New York: Century Flashlight Photographers, Inc., 105 W. 47th St., 1925. 11 x 14 inches. Captioning within image; rubber stamp on verso. Small loss at lower right corner margin, not affecting image; light creasing; Very Good.