History, Whimsy, Allegory: Costumes for a Fancy Dress Party or Ball with Carolann Schmitt
March 7, 2023 7pm EST
Fancy dress parties and balls were a very popular social activity throughout the nineteenth century. Primary accounts describe those held in many locations, from major cities to military outposts. Costumes included famous characters from history and literature, humorous, whimsical, and satirical characterizations, and allegorical representations of all sorts.
This presentation will introduce you to dressing for these fun and entertaining events. Your costume is limited only by your imagination!