Boston: 1875. "The Magenta" (1873 – 1875) was the short-lived precursor to "The Harvard Crimson," and this April 30, 1875, dinner at Ober's restaurant in Boston was the second and final "Annual Dinner of the Editors of the Magenta" to take place. 4.5 x 6" card folded in manor of place-seating card; gilt ruled panels on both (outer) sides -- one with colored illustration pasted on of couple, apparently returning from their travels (the woman is leading a baboon on a leash and the man has a swordfish slung across his back and sarcophagus tucked under his arm) being greeted at the door by a cook or house maid; the other with text as above ("Magenta/ Dinner, ...") in an intricate magenta-colored script. The card opens to a menu elaborately bordered and titled in silver and gold with menu items in magenta. Minor staining on outside, partial coffee (?) ring inside. An uncredited report on the dinner appearing in the newspaper's Friday, May 7, 1875, issue closes with, quite fittingly it would seem, "Shortly after midnight 'Auld Lang Syne' was sung, and the company proceeded to wend their way towards the Square."