Here's another interesting dance card which, combined with the 1894 one I posted back in August, perfectly illustrates the final collapse in popularity of most of the nineteenth-century dances by first decade of the twentieth century. While the waltz survives and the recently popular two-step holds its own...that's it. The entire Order of Dances on the card consists of alternating waltzes and two-steps. Click the image to see the list more closely. There is provision for four unspecified extra dances at the end, but otherwise it's a monotonous alternation of those two dances.
You can see why the Turkey Trot and then the one-step were considered a welcome change of pace!
The card was printed by "Jaccard" in Kansas City, Missouri, and appears to be from a fraternity or sorority ball, judging from the Greek letters in the small red logo on the front cover (again, click to enlarge). It is helpfully dated 1906 in a large monogram above. The white cord for the pencil survives, though the pencil itself is long gone.
While modern custom attaches the cord through a hole punched in an upper corner, this one has the cord knotted around the fold.
Edited 10/19/10 to add:
Karen Ann in the comments writes:
Phi Lambda Epsilon was founded February 12, 1892 at Clinton Academy, Missouri. There are currently seven extant chapters. It is described as a "national educational fraternity."