The Great Russian Ball at the Academy of Music
date: November 21, 1863
artist: Winslow Homer
A grand ball for officers of the Russian fleet at anchor in New York held at New York City's Academy of Music on 14th Street. New York’s social elite snapped up 2000 tickets for the “Social Event” of the 1863 season. The ballroom’s interior was illuminated by 1200 gas burners.
double page wood engraving – matted
source: Harper’s Weekly
13 ⅛ x 20″ mat: 18 x 24″