This charming vintage manual provides step-by-step instructions, enhanced by numerous illustrations, for giving masquerades, conducting tableaux, and creating "fancy drills." Costumes, hair styles, and accessories are included for Calico and Martha Washington balls, Joan of Arc, a football player, Beau Brummel, and a shepherdess. Additionally, the manual provides suggestions for tableaux scenes and living pictures ("pose plastique").
Published c1906 by the well-known pattern company, this is in remarkably good condition. Covered in buff paper with slight staining to spine from the internal staples, also moderately curling corners, the interior of the book is profusely illustrated and in very good condition, apart from one crease down the page, from page 135 to the end, including the rear cover. This does not detract from the delight to be found within the pages of this rare gem.