This program is for the Carnival of Authors held at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts on January 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 1878, for the benefit of the Old Ladies Home.  It consisted of tableaux vivants in booths dedicated to Dickens, Addison, Shakespeare, Irving, Whittier, Longfellow, Scott, and Tennyson.  The program also included a “Grand Procession” of the participants in costume, accompanied by an orchestra, and followed by a Madrigal concert.