Beaux Arts Ball held at the Canfield Casino – “Empire Period” theme – (center): Jean Salisbury ’38 (holding flowers), chosen as the most beautiful Empire Lady; Coleman B. Cheney, head of Economics Department, as Napoleon; Alice Dilliston ’41 (holding silver cup), winner for most authentic Empire costume


February 19, 1938


(see “Skidmore News,” February 16, p.1 and February 24, 1938, pp.1 and 5 – image appears on p.5 – image also appears in 1938 Eromdiks, p.182 and “Skidmore Alumane Bulletin” v26, n3, Spring, 1938, p.20 – a cropped vintage print of this image is located in the Skidmore College Archives – Vertical Files – Campus Events – Photographs (Beaux Arts Ball) 1938/39-1949)

Physical description

gelatin silver print ; 20.3 x 25.4 cm.


This image may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. Please cite as: [George S. Bolster Collection, Department of Special Collections, Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College]