$100 IN CASH PRIZES FOR THE BEST MASK $100
Arestanten Masken Ball
GIVEN BY THE
Anarchist Red Cross of N.Y.
Saturday, Feb. 10, 1917
HARLEM RIVER CASINO
127th Street and 2nd Ave.
Ticket 25c Hatcheck 25c
[illegible union label]24F
The back is a photo of the sculpture Tarcisius by Alexandre Falguiere (1868). Tarcisius was an early Christian martyr!
“Thousands of gay young people, full of vigor and hope, danced to all kinds of Russian dances; the hall itself was decorated in the spirit of the event, and, in order to remind the dancers that in faraway Russia and Siberia people were suffering for a cause we all believed in, there would be tableaux in which young men and women would appear dressed in Russian prisoners garb, with their hands and feet chained and with soldiers and policemen in Russian uniform guarding them”
B. Yelensky “In the Struggle For Equality” A. Berkman Aid Fund : Chicago, 1958.