Note générale :
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.
William James Topley used over three hundred individual and group photographs to create this composite photograph of the ball between May and June 1876.
Two copies of that composite photograph were submitted to the Office of the minister of Agriculture, then responsible for the Copyright Office.
Source du titre :
Title is derived from that recorded in the Sessional Papers (1877) vol. 8, p. 16-10.
Note sur les expositions :
Exhibition Title: Victorian Dress Exhibition. Curator: Maria Nera. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec; 1997.10.24 - 1998.10.30
Groupes de documents reliés :
The other copy submitted at the Copyright Office for registration purpose can be find in MIKAN 3261754.
A larger format of the same photograph can be found in a private fonds (see Mikan 4114038).
Vedette secondaire de collection :
Earl of Dufferin's Grand Fancy Ball, 23 February 1876