This scrapbook was created by Miss Louise Patterson, daughter of Mrs. Louise Hillard Patterson and student at Coronado High
School. Originally from Baltimore, this mother and daughter resided at Coronado Beach and were both prominent local socialites.
Miss Patterson's scrapbook documents life in high society from 1915 to 1925, and includes numerous invitations to bridge teas
and other social functions from other San Diego socialites of the time. A large number of elaborate invitations to costume
balls, dances, suppers, and teas from "the management of the Hotel del Coronado" are present, including invitations to the
1917 Black and White Ball and the 1917 Ball of the Arabian Nights. Other items include theatre programs from the Isis, Strand,
Spreckels, and Cabrillo Theatres, programs from events at the Point Loma Theosophical Headquarters, calling cards, photographs,
and tickets to Expositions. Nearly every item is annotated with attendees' names or short descriptions.
Louise Patterson and her mother, Mrs. Louise Hillard Patterson, lived at Coronado Beach in San Diego between 1915 and 1925.
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