The Victorian Era Ball, Toronto
December 28, 1897

The Europe set made references to Britain's European possessions. Mrs. Nordheimer's costume alluded to British naval power, with a tiny ship on her shoulder, men-of-war painted on her skirt and a never-setting sun painted on the front and back of her bodice. She carried a trident in her hand and wore a crown on her head.

Mrs. Nordheimer as England, Queen of the Seas
Mrs. Nordheimer as "England, Queen of the Seas"
Toronto, 1897
Clara S. Hagarty
Reproduced from The Book of the Victorian Era Ball