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Lady Randolph Churchill in The Devonshire House Ball, photo Lafayette Portrait Studios. Black and white photography. London, England, 1897.

Retronaut - The Duchess of Devonshires Jubilee Ball

1897: The Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Ball

Lady Randolph Churchill (Sir Winston's mother) at 1897 Devonshire Ball in Byzantine Empress Theodora costume by Worth. - From the book "A Century of Fashion" by Jean-Philippe Worth, 1928.

A beautiful costume piece for inspiration. The website is french.

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Fancy Dress 1897: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Ball

the Duchess of Devonshire as Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897