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Background imageCostumed Collection: Dancers at Night

Dancers at Night
This tempera painting depicts a night time scene of costumed dancers performing to music from a stringed instrument and tambourine, around a grand statue of a fine garden terrace. Date: circa 1918

Background imageCostumed Collection: The Victory Ball by Pizer

The Victory Ball by Pizer
An impression of the great Victory Ball, held at the Albert Hall to celebrate the end of the First World War in aid of the Nations Fund for Nurses

Background imageCostumed Collection: 1906 Studebaker

1906 Studebaker
Automobile (cars). 1906 Studebaker Touring Car, model g-30 with eight costumed women

Background imageCostumed Collection: Louis XIV in Costume

Louis XIV in Costume
LOUIS XIV, KING OF FRANCE costumed to take part in a carrousel Date: 1638-1715

Background imageCostumed Collection: Two people in fancy dress. The girl on the left is in a fanciful Pierrot type outfit

Two people in fancy dress. The girl on the left is in a fanciful Pierrot type outfit reminiscent of Paul Poiret, or at least the more flamboyant fashions of the First World War, while in contrast

Background imageCostumed Collection: Costumed group at Baroness D Erlangers costume ball, Venice

Costumed group at Baroness D Erlangers costume ball, Venice
A group on the theme of Neptunes Embassy at Baroness D Erlangers celebrated costume ball at the Fenice Theatre, Venice in 1926

Background imageCostumed Collection: Comtesse A de Chabrillan at Persian ball, 1912

Comtesse A de Chabrillan at Persian ball, 1912
Comtesse A de Chabrillan, in an exotic costume, at the Thousand and One Nights Persian ball in Paris, May 1912. Date: May 1912

Background imageCostumed Collection: Jewels of Empire Ball - Lady Diana Cooper

Jewels of Empire Ball - Lady Diana Cooper
Lady Diana Cooper (nee Manners), leader of the Diamond group at the Jewels of Empire Ball, held at the Park Lane Hotel in aid of Enham Village Centre for Disabled Ex-Service Men

Background imageCostumed Collection: Princess Leila Bederkhan in Arabian Nights at Chez Vous

Princess Leila Bederkhan in Arabian Nights at Chez Vous
Oriental Nights at Chez Vous, the night club and restaurant at the Excelsior Palace Hotel on the Venice Lido. Princess Leila Bederkhan in an " Arabian Nights" number. Date: 1927

Background imageCostumed Collection: Scottish female dancer, kilt, sporran, sword, shield

Scottish female dancer, kilt, sporran, sword, shield
Costumed Scottish female dancer, in kilt, fox face sporran, holding sword and round shield. Theatrical portrait, captioned Scotch dancer at Olympia'. Date: 1895

Background imageCostumed Collection: A man dressed as Charles II, or at least somebody who looks very like him. Date: c. 1910

A man dressed as Charles II, or at least somebody who looks very like him. Date: c. 1910
A man dressed as Charles II, or at least somebody who looks very like him. Date: c.1910

Background imageCostumed Collection: Double page spread from the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News

Double page spread from the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, reported on a Tudor pageant performed in the gardens of Quinettes, a medieval farmhouse in Churt, Surrey. Date: 1943

Background imageCostumed Collection: Front cover of Eve Magazine 19 October 1927 with

Front cover of Eve Magazine 19 October 1927 with art deco sketch by Gordon Conway of a gaily costumed woman Date: 1927

Background imageCostumed Collection: Group of children in fancy dress, in costumes ranging from an angel

Group of children in fancy dress, in costumes ranging from an angel, to cowboys to a bride. Date: c.1950

Background imageCostumed Collection: Fancy dress - men dressed up as cowboys

Fancy dress - men dressed up as cowboys
Two men in The Fancy Dress Studio, 37 Oxford Street, London, dressed in cowboy costumes complete with very hairy chaps! Date: c.1920

Background imageCostumed Collection: Father Christmas - costumed man in a studio portrait

Father Christmas - costumed man in a studio portrait. 1893

Background imageCostumed Collection: Countess Robilants Baby Party, Venice, 1926

Countess Robilants Baby Party, Venice, 1926
One of the most discussed social events of the Venetian season - the " Baby Party" given by Count and Countess Robilant in their home, the Mocenigo Palace, where Byron once lived

Background imageCostumed Collection: Fancy dress - child in pixie costume

Fancy dress - child in pixie costume
A little girl dressed in a pixie costume. The head dress has particularly large ears! Date: c.1930

Background imageCostumed Collection: Fancy Dress, 1920s - Woman dressed as a road crossing

Fancy Dress, 1920s - Woman dressed as a road crossing
Woman dressed in a brilliant costume as a road crossing. Advice to stop, look and listen adorns her hat while other signs on her dress warn of vicious dogs or thin ice. c.1924

Background imageCostumed Collection: The Hon. Mrs Henry Mond as Jade

The Hon. Mrs Henry Mond as Jade
The Hon. Mrs Henry Mond, Amy Gwen Wilson, as Jade in the charity event, the Jewels of the Empire Ball taking place on 26th November 1930 at Park Lane Hotel, London. Date: 1930

Background imageCostumed Collection: Romance by Arthur Watts

Romance by Arthur Watts
A couple in fancy dress costume enjoy a moonlit romantic tryst. Date: 1920

Background imageCostumed Collection: Fancy Dress - Miss Dorothy Milne as a Second Balaclava

Fancy Dress - Miss Dorothy Milne as a Second Balaclava
Miss Dorothy Milne in her fancy dress costume for the Covent Garden Fancy Dress Ball, as a Second Balaclava with British military leaders General Gordon and Kitchener clearly visible on her dress

Background imageCostumed Collection: Fancy Dress - Miss C. Bradhurst as Daphne

Fancy Dress - Miss C. Bradhurst as Daphne
Miss C. Bradhurst, winner of first prize in The Sketch magazines fancy dress competition. She has had the original (and rather simple) idea of coming as Daphne, from Greek myth

Background imageCostumed Collection: Bilbao, Spain - Giant Figures - Festival

Bilbao, Spain - Giant Figures - Festival
Semana Grande Festival, the gigante of modern fiestas of Bilbao, Spain - Many Latin festivals include costumed figures known as gigantes y cabezudos, roughly, Giants and Big-Heads. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCostumed Collection: Costumes at the Artists Costume Ball

Costumes at the Artists Costume Ball
A variety of outfits, purchased from London department store, Marshall and Snelgrove, worn by guests at the Artists Costume Ball held at the Princes Galleries in February 1914

Background imageCostumed Collection: The Shakespeare Ball at the Albert Hall, 1911

The Shakespeare Ball at the Albert Hall, 1911
Guests at the spectacular Shakespeare Ball held at the Albert Hall in June 1911. Four thousand dancers were present clad in dazzling garments

Background imageCostumed Collection: Lady Massereene & Patrick Shaw Stewart- costume masque

Lady Massereene & Patrick Shaw Stewart- costume masque
Lady Massereene, formerly Jean Barbara Ainsworth, pictured in costume with Patrick Shaw Stewart at a masque arranged by Lord and Lady Desborough at their home, Taplow Court, in January 1912

Background imageCostumed Collection: Mlle de Caillavet at Persian ball, 1912

Mlle de Caillavet at Persian ball, 1912
Mlle. de Caillavet, in an exotic costume, at the Thousand and One Nights Persian ball in Paris, May 1912. Date: May 1912

Background imageCostumed Collection: Infant Fernand d Espagne at Persian ball, 1912

Infant Fernand d Espagne at Persian ball, 1912
Infant Fernand d Espagne, in an exotic costume, at the Thousand and One Nights Persian ball in Paris, May 1912. Date: May 1912

Background imageCostumed Collection: Francis de Croisset at Persian ball, 1912

Francis de Croisset at Persian ball, 1912
Francis de Croisset, in an exotic costume, at the Thousand and One Nights Persian ball in Paris, May 1912. Date: May 1912

Background imageCostumed Collection: The Squire and his Household - All costumed cast

The Squire and his Household - All costumed cast Date: 1922

Background imageCostumed Collection: I Insouciante by Claude Shepperson

I Insouciante by Claude Shepperson
Scene outside a ball in the early 1920s with two revellers in full costume, sitting on the kerb outside, smoking and cigarette and disregarding the curious onlookers. Date: 1920

Background imageCostumed Collection: The Pan Ball, 1920

The Pan Ball, 1920
From left, Miss Iris Tree as a futurist Pan, Miss Viola Tree as a tree nymph and Miss Betty Chester as a Bacchante, all guests at the themed Pan Ball held at Covent Garden in aid of Barts Hospital in

Background imageCostumed Collection: Cecil Aldin and some of the characters from The Happy Family

Cecil Aldin and some of the characters from The Happy Family
Cecil Aldin (1870-1935), sporting artist, illustrator and Master of the South Berkshire Foxhounds pictured with two little characters from The Happy Family

Background imageCostumed Collection: Arrival of the royal party at the Devonshire House ball

Arrival of the royal party at the Devonshire House ball
Arrival of the royal party, including the Prince and Princess of Wales (the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) at the Devonshire House historical costume ball

Background imageCostumed Collection: Annual Doll Show, Royal Albert Hall

Annual Doll Show, Royal Albert Hall
A display of dolls presented by Her Majesty the Queen, in the arena of the Royal Albert Hall, London, at the annual Truth Doll Show


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