Magnificent Entertainments: Fancy Dress Balls of Canada's Governors General, 1876-1898

Magnificent Entertainments: Fancy Dress Balls of Canada's Governors General, 1876-1898

Hardcover(Indexed)

$32.80 $40.00 Save 18% Current price is $32.8, Original price is $40. You Save 18%.

Overview

Cynthia Cooper tells the story of four vice-regal balls, each more elaborate than the next, and their costumes. The nation-builders who attended disguised frivolity as historical research and chose costumes that allowed sexual display scandalous in any other setting. The reporters who reported on the balls and the photos by Notman and Topley show the creme de la creme of young Canada in all its finery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780864921871
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Publication date: 03/01/1998
Edition description: Indexed
Pages: 185
Product dimensions: 9.17(w) x 11.23(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Cynthia Cooper, curator of costume at the Musee Marsil in St. Lambert, Quebec, teaches costume and fashion history at LaSalle College.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews