Friday, September 09, 2005

fancy dress

Kent has found a great collection of photos at the State Library of South Australia from a Childrens's Fancy Dress Ball 1887

A. May aged 14 years old, dressed as a Clock

Antonia Bircher aged 10 years old, dressed as a telephone

Effie Conigrave : age 17 dressed as 'Good Luck'

Leslie Gardner : age 10 dressed as 'Eclipse'

Comments: fancy dress

Simply tremendous!
Posted by Jeff Ward at September 11, 2005 04:15 AM

"Telephone" is amazing given the date. A new and rare invention.
This one also is quite striking as "Sunbeam" seems a proto-mini. Could make an appearance 100 years later - maybe it was 1880's Nouveau Age.'s+Fancy+Dress+Ball%2C+1887+Collection/fchildrens+fancy+dress+ball+1887+collection/-2%2C-1%2C0%2CB/l856&FF=fchildrens+fancy+dress+ball+1887+collection&181%2C%2C388%2C1%2C0
Posted by boynton at September 11, 2005 01:25 PM

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