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March, 1876

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph : b&w, glass plate negative ; 16.5 x 11.3 cm.
Negative Glass - wet collodion

Scope and content

Miss Ritchie is dressed as a fairy for a fancy dress ball hosted by Lord and Lady Dufferin on February 23, 1876. On February 24, 1876, The Ottawa Daily Citizen described her costume as follows: "White silk trimmed with silver fringe, overskirt of white tulle head-dress, blue tulle veil, silver band butterfly"

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Glass plate negatives do not travel. Mus
t be consulted at Preservation Centre.
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-138391
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
00404C Item no. assigned by LAC 25986
90: Open
Other accession no.
1936-270 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Topley Studio Fonds / Library and Archives Canada / PA-138391
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired.

Finding aid no.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Series title
1. C
2. Earl of Dufferin's Grand Fancy Ball, 23 February 1876

Dates of creation note
Although the Earl of Dufferin's Grand Fancy Ball took place on February 23, 1876, photographs of costumed individuals and groups were taken after the event itself. While the majority were taken in February and March, some of the guests were also photographed in April.

Signatures and inscriptions
on negative: 25986 Ritchie - one

Subject heading

1. Costume History Canada
2. Balls (Parties) History Canada
3. Ritchie, Miss


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