Printed, pictorial invitation card with unusual theme.
Titled in a ribbon through an image of a broomstick, a bowl and spoon, and a wine bottle and glass: 'WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY THE MICE WILL PLAY. Below: MR….. compliments to Mr. … and expects to have the honour of his company on this joyful occasion on … next … at … Oclock.' Engraved by J. Newcombe, but no date [circa mid-nineteenth century – possibly earlier.] Card measures: 7.6 x 11.3 cm.