The 500-plus guests at Monday’s Lapham’s Quarterly Decades Ball received a tidy little 1920s-themed gift bag fit for any drunk intellectual.
Let’s peek inside, shall we?
Clockwise from the top:
A Lapham’s Quarterly tote bag, printed with “contributors” names
Spring 2012 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, “Means of Communication”
A pack of Beemans gum, aptly described by one candy site as “a nostalgia product”
Lewis Lapham personified: a tiny edition of two Hemingway stories (“The Snows of Kilimanjaro” and “The Undefeated”), wrapped in silver foil and packed in a cigarette box with the clever tagline, “Tales to take your breath away.”
On Booze by F. Scott Fitzgerald
An adorable 50ml bottle of Hendrick’s gin, equivalent to about a shot and a half
Thornwillow Libretto limited edition of Bloody Mary by Jeffrey M. Pogash and a matching print of Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Read our write-up of the Lapham’s Quarterly Decades Ball here.