Here is a snippet from the Rev. Smith Baker scrapbook, which I cataloged recently:
What struck me at first was the use of "... & lady" in the admittance line. While technically accurate, I do not imagine that an invitation or admittance document would be phrased in that way. "...& guest" is much more likely. However, this word choice was eclipsed by the organization — Middlesex North Agricultural Society — and that they went to the trouble to create such beautiful tickets for their exhibition. Finally, it's a bit hard to read due to the word "complimentary" stamped over it, but this event took place in September 1886. This is not the oldest document I've handled today. I love my job.