Tag Archives: Costumes

The Giggler, Cleopatra, Rip van Winkle, Clowns, and More…

Unidentified photographer, Ida Cushman as “The Giggler”, Alice Cushman as Queen Elizabeth, Julie Hood as “The Dancing Girl”, Helen Gardner as Cleopatra, Una Longfellow as Maud Miller, Rye Beach, New York, 1874 (2008.81.73) Unidentified photographer, [Unidentified man leading man wearing … Continue reading

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Fantasia Masquerade Ball and Halloween Party

Weegee, Rembrandt, 1954 (15812.1993) Weegee, Unemployed Television Actor, ca. 1954 (16818.1993) Weegee, [Man wearing costume and bubbles], ca. 1954 (15815.1993) Weegee, Artist Bill Dorr, dressed as a Java Temple God, ca. 1954 (16817.1993) Weegee, [Woman wearing a Garden of Eden … Continue reading

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October 30, 2017

Unidentified Photographer, [Two clowns], ca. 1870 (2007.54.30) Unidentified Photographer, [Two clowns on stilts], ca. 1875 (2412.2005) Weegee (1899-1968), “One young woman dressed like this.” March 16, 1942 (15743.1993) Unidentified Photographer, [Man gold costume], 1970s, (2014.13.1) Paul Fusco, San Francisco, California, … Continue reading

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Crazy Costumes

For some people Halloween isn’t the only time of year to get dressed up, actors, mascots and everyday folks put on costumes all year round.  James VanDerZee, Dress Rehearsal, 1936, 874.1990 This photo by James VanDerZee depicts an actor dressed in Shakespearean garb, … Continue reading

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