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This is a late example, the order of dances, etc, for a 1906 ball held by the Allied Printing Trades union.
The cover design is based on the union "bug", which appears very small (as always) in the center.
Each of the 22 dances has been given a printing-related name; such as "Cold Metal", "Rulers' Delight", Rush Job", "Overtime", "A Tight Line", "Wrong Font", etc.
The back cover bears only this: "We propose to sell to the employer 8 hours out of 24, and we will do as we please with the remaining 16."
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