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PRIDE & PREJUDICE, 1894.
Elizabeth Bennet overhears Mr Darcy at the Ball. Illustration by Hugh Thomson from the 1894 edition of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice,' originally published in 1813.
A ballroom in the year 1760. Wood engraving, English, 1848, after a painting by Abraham Solomon.
JAPAN: IMPERIAL FAMILY.
A portrait of the Meiji Emperor of Japan and his imperial family. Chromolithograph by Torajiro Kasai, c1900.
JAPAN: ROYAL WEDDING, 1900.
The wedding reception of Crown Prince Yoshihito (future Emperor Taisho) and Princess Kujo Sadako in May, 1900. Emperor Meiji and other members of the imperial family are present. Chromolithograph by Torajiro Kasai, 1900.
INAUGURAL BALL, 1873.
Inaugural ball given for the second inauguration of President Ulysses S. Grant on 4 March 1873. Wood engraving from a contemporary newspaper.
POLKA DANCING, 1848.
American couples dancing the polka with gusto in 1848 to show their sympathies with the revolutionists in Europe. Contemporary print.
GDANSK: LEAGUE OF NATIONS.
Banquet on the occasion of the founding of the Gdansk League for the League of Nations, 13 February 1928.
JEANNE MOREAU (1928- ).
French actress. Arriving at the Cannes Film Festival, May 1960.
HARDY: CASTERBRIDGE, 1886.
'Farfrae was footing a quaint little dance with Elizabeth Jane.' Engraving after Robert Barnes for Thomas Hardy's 'The Mayor of Casterbridge,' 1886.
DICKENS: CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843. 'Mr. Fezziwig's Ball.' Etching by John Leech from the first edition of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' 1843.
(1858-1919). 26th President of the United States. Posing for a group portrait at Sagamore Hill with a group of men in formal attire. Photograph, 31 March 1909.
GIBSON: DINNER PARTY, 1894.
'Puzzle. Find the Man Who is Paying for the Dinner.' Drawing, 1894, by Charles Dana Gibson.
FASHION: TOP HAT, 1920s.
ACADEMY AWARDS, 1929.
Banquet at the first Academy Awards ceremony, 16 May 1929, in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, California.
JACQUES COUSTEAU (1910-1997).
French oceanographer. Photographed at a gala in Paris in honor of his film 'The Silent World,' 8 February 1956.
HAILE SELASSIE (1892-1975).
Emperor of Ethiopia 1930-1974. Photographed during an official visit of Baudouin I, King of Belgium, 1972.
SOCIETY BALL, c1900.
Illustration by Hal Hurst (1865-1938).
FRANCE: BANQUET, 1517.
Serving the peacock at a state banquet. Woodcut from an edition of the works of Virgil published at Lyons, France, in 1517.
Wood engraving, 19th century.
INAUGURAL BALL, 1869.
Inaugural ball at the Treasury Department following the inauguration of President Ulysses S. Grant on 4 March 1869. Wood engraving from a contemporary newspaper.
CHRISTMAS DINNER, 1846.
'A Christmas family fete at Brighton.' Wood engraving, English, 1846.
Wood engraving, English, 1878.
WHITE HOUSE: STATE DINNER.
A state dinner at the White House, Washington, D.C., for members of the diplomatic corps, the Cabinet, and the U.S. Congress, during the administration of President Ulysses S. Grant. Wood engraving, American, 1870.
A masquerade ball at the court of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (wearing hat and chain). Woodcut by Albrecht Durer.
BANQUET, 15th CENTURY.
The table service of a lady of quality: miniature from the 15th century French manuscript of the 'Romance of Renaud de Montauban'.
MEN'S FASHION, c1905.
Photograph, American, c1905.
WOMEN'S FASHION, 1867.
'Opera toilettes.' Wood engraving, 1867, from an American magazine.
TAKE IT FROM ME, 1926.
Starring Reginald Denny (left).
BALL, 18th CENTURY.
The Fancy-Dress Ball. After an engraving by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (1736-1807).
NEW YORK CHARITY BALL, 1883.
Charity Ball at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York shortly after its opening in October 1883: colored wood engraving.
SIR CHARLES JAMES NAPIER
(1782-1853). English army officer. Banquet at East India House in London in honor of Sir Charles Napier before his departure for India to subdue a Sikh uprising. Wood engraving from an English newspaper of March 1849.
GIBSON: DRAWINGS, 1900.
Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. Pen and ink drawing, 1900.
DUCHESS OF BUFFALO, 1926.
Constance Talmadge, Tullio Carminsty (at right) and Lawrence Grant (at her left) in a scene from the film.
MEN'S FASHION, 1894.
Wood engraving, English, 1894.
LITERATURE & THE ARTS.
Title page of the 1902 edition of The king's sweetheart, by Honore de Balzac (1799-1850), illustrated by Leon Lebeque. Full credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
The garden and Hotel d'Evreux, once belonging to Madame de Pompadour, ca 1750, coloured etching, 30,8x46,4 cm. France, 18th century. Full credit: De Agostini / G. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
PERRAULT: CINDERELLA, 1867.
Cinderella at the Prince's ball. Engraving, after Gustave Dore, from an 1867 edition of the Perrault fairy tale.
NELSON ALGREN (1909-1981).
American writer. Being congratulated by former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt after being presented with the National Book Award for fiction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, 16 March 1950, with fellow award winners William Carlos Williams (for poetry, left) and Ralph L. Rusk (for nonfiction, right).
NAPOLEON III AT A BALL.
'A Ball at the Palace of the Elysee.' Cartoon, 1851, showing Napoleon III (center, with purple sash) and his cousin, Prince Napoleon, observing the political dance of French statesmen Louis Adolphe Thiers and André Dupin.
ENGLAND: BANQUET, 1853.
'Grand banquet in the Town-Hall, Liverpool.' Wood engraving, English, 1853.
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