The Historical Fancy Dress Ball, Ottawa
February 17, 1896

This first group was composed mainly of Rideau Hall staff and the Aberdeen's teenage daughter, Lady Marjorie Gordon. The group performed a boisterous "polska". One of the Vikings lost his helmet and it rolled to Lady Aberdeen's feet.

The Viking Set
Voyages of the Norsemen to Northeastern America, circa 986-1015 A.D.
Ottawa, 1896
W.J. Topley
National Archives of Canada, NL-18285