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Costumed group representing the discovery of North America by John Cabot at an historical ball. Ottawa, Ontario, February 1896. 


Feb. 1896

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph : 35.5 X 43.2 cm.

Scope and content

This group represented the second historic group at the Historical Fancy Dress Ball hosted by Lord and Lady Aberdeen on February 17th, 1896. Eight members of this group performed the "Pavane" at the ball. Front row: Mr. Barwell; Miss White, in green velvet; Mrs. S.H. Fleming as "Mistress Cabot"; Miss Mackintosh in blue moiré silk with a diamond tiara; Miss Ritchie as "Signora de Soncino"; Miss Griffin, also in green velvet. Centre: Alexander Burgess as "Henry VII." Back row: Miss Cambie; C. Mackintosh as "Sebastian Cabot"; Miss A. Ritchie; Julius Lay; Jim Smellie as a "Micmac Chief": Mr. Haultain; J.A. Ritchie; Mr. McKay; Agar Adamson as "Signor de Soncino."

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-137980
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Other accession no.
1936-270 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: William James Topley / Library and Archives Canada / PA-137980.
Restrictions on use: Nil.
Copyright: Expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Inscription: on negative in pen and ink: 71186 Mackintosh

Subject heading

1. Sports & Amusements - Masquerades.
2. Sports & Amusements - Balls & Dances.
3. Costume - General.
4. Fashion.


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