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Lady Alice Montagu as Laure de Sade, an ancestor of the Marquis de Sade ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Back to the party: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Costume Ball 1897

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Mrs Ronalds as Euterpe the Muse of music ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Back to the party: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Costume Ball 1897

Mrs Ronalds as Euterpe the Muse of music. The Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Mrs Leiter. (probably taken around the American Centennial)

Costume Ball 4: Ladies only

The Duchess of Devonshire's Diamond Jubilee Costume Ball, 1897

The Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos as Caterina Cornare, Queen of Cypress. Devonshire House

The Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos (a fine title) as Caterina Cornare, Queen of Cypress. The Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Costume Ball in

The Countess of Dalkeith playing Helen, a previous Countess of Dalkeith.

Party time again: Costume Ball 1897

The Countess of Dalkeith playing Helen, a previous Countess of Dalkeith ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Lady Санкт Освальд, как Duchessa ди Calaria венецианский леди из P172 XVI века (3)

Costume Ball 6: mothers, daughters and others

Lady St Oswald as Duchessa di Calaria a Venetian Lady of the XVI century Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Mrs. John C. Mallory (Jean Turnure) dressed as an Egyptian princess at the Vanderbilt Ball, March 26, 1883. Photograph by Mora.  NYHS Image #71051.

Костюмированный бал у Вандербильта. Mallory [Mallery] (Jean Turnure) dressed for the Vanderbilt costume ball, March 1883

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The two young women are Lady Cardross and the Hon.Miss Muriel Erskine, another mother and daughter as far as I can work it out from the string of titles they have between them.

Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball 1897; Viscountess Milton

Instead of playing a muse Viscountess Milton opted for a creator, Marie Antoinette’s court painter Madame Le Brun. Duchess of Devonshire's costume ball 1897

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Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough | Dressed for a costume ball as the French Ambassador to the court of Catherine the Great (c. 1897, published 1899). There is an accompanying photograph of his wife Consuelo costumed as the French Ambassador's wife.

by Alexander Bassano, photogravure by Walker & Boutall photogravure published 1899 © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Hon Mrs Maguire as Dido Queen of Carthage (Major Wynne-Finch with her) p239

Party time again: Costume Ball 1897

The Hon Mrs Maguire as Dido Queen of Carthage (Major Wynne-Finch with her)

Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897 - Lady Tweedmouth as Queen Elizabeth, Lord Tweedmouth as the Earl of Leicester p257 (2)

Costume Ball 5: more ladies, more gentlemen

Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897 - Lady Tweedmouth as Queen Elizabeth, Lord Tweedmouth as the Earl of Leicester

Хон г-жа А. Литтлтон после картине Ромни (2)

Costume Ball 6: mothers, daughters and others

The Hon Mrs A Lyttleton after a picture by Romney.Mabel, Lady St Oswald plays the role of a Venetian noblewoman, the Duchessa de Caluria.

the Hon G Stanley as Maro - period of Louis XVI Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

the Hon G Stanley as Maro - period of Louis XVI  Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897
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