Fancy Group of Children, Indore

Fancy Group of Children, Indore


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Raja Deen Dayal

(Indian, 1844–1905)

Albumen print

Image: 19.7 x 26.3 cm (7 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.); Paper: 19.7 x 26.3 cm (7 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2016.266.37



Children’s “fancy dress” or costume parties were also popular among the British during the Victorian era. Fairy tales inspired a number of the costumes shown here, including Little Red Riding Hood with basket and cape, Little Miss Muffet with a milking stool and bucket, and Little Bo Beep and her shepherd’s crook. Note the dog peeking out behind the girl on the right.

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