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Seated on the floor: Dr. Gibson; Mr. Hewett as "Sigurd the Bard." First row: Miss Teresa Wilson; Lady Marjorie Gordon as "Freydis" in her white and gold dress and her mother's Celtic jewelry; Mrs. Strathy. Second row: Captain H.W. Wilberforce; Miss Aloise (Babe) Thompson; Miss Ebba Wetterman; Miss Helena Thompson; Mmme Hector Prévost, with her beautiful loose hair, as "Gudrid." Third row: Mr. Hingston; Robert Munro Ferguson; David Erskine as "Erik the Red" in the winged helmet that fell at Lady Aberdeen's feet during the group's dance; Captain Henderson; Captain John Sinclair; Mr. Thompson; Mr. Campbell. This group performed the first dance, a boisterous "polska" to the tune of a Scandinavian war song, at the Historical Fancy Dress Ball hosted by Lord and Lady Aberdeen on February 17th, 1896. This group included the Aberdeens' aides-de-camp, their private secretary, and the children's governess; as well as the Aberdeen's fifteen-year-old daughter, Lady Marjorie Gordon, and two of her friends, daughters of the late Prime Minister John Thompson.
Copy negative PA-137981
Credit: William James Topley / Library and Archives Canada / PA-137981.
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Photographer: Topley, William James, 1845-1930.
1. Sports & Amusements - Balls & dances.
2. Sports & Amusements - Masquerades.
3. Costume - General.
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