July 1876.  The caption reads: “Mrs. Carleton, Miss Nellie Yale, Miss Nellie Bunce, Miss Lottie Smith, and Mr. Morris Smith ‘get in’ uncommon good spirits!”

Once again the dancing bird is the author’s signature.  Perhaps one of the Carletons. Mrs. Carleton was the wife of Julie’s publisher George W. Carleton, and they often came out for weekends. Nellie Yale is Helen Ellsworth, Nellie Bunce was one of her friends, Lottie is Carlotta Smith (Helen’s older sister), Morris is Julie’s husband and the father of Helen and Carlotta.  Judging by the bottle, I suspect dancing was involved. Music (Carlotta was a pianist) and theater (Helen’s love) were also likely to have been part of the entertainment.