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Costumed group representing the Discovery of Canada by Jacques Cartier at the Aberdeen Historical Fancy Dress Ball.  


February 1896

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph ; over 14 x 11 in.
Negatives - glass

Scope and content

Front, reclining on a cushion: George Burn as "Jacques Cartier." Seated: Miss Hirschfelder, in purple silk and white velvet as "Anne of Cleves"; Mrs. Tringham as "Catherine of Aragon"; Mme Thomas Chase Casgrain wearing one of the most elegant costumes at the ball as "Louise de Montmorency"; Miss S. Sparks. Standing: Mrs. Goodeve; T. Gordon; Sherriff Sweetland, wearing black velvet trimmed with ermine, as "Henry VIII"; Lt.-Col. Jeffrey H. Burland; Mr. Goodeve as "The Earl of Surrey"; A. Powell as "Le Duc de Bourbon"; Miss Burn. This group represents the third historic group at the Historical Fancy Dress Ball hosted by Lord and Lady Aberdeen on February 17th, 1896.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Glass plate negatives do not travel. Mus
t be consulted at Preservation Centre.
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-193692
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Other accession no.
1936-270 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Topley Studio / Library and Archives Canada / PA-193692
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired

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Additional information

1754 Former location in PA-NL. No longer a valid location.

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