Beaux Arts Ball held in the Canfield Casino – dress as your “favorite book” theme -students seated on the floor with their dates, including Dorothy Reuter ’40, President of Studio Arts Club and her fiance, Tom Bennett as a “Turkish couple” (center) and winners of the second award for best costume, Margaret Muckenfuss ’40 (2nd from right) and her escort, Al Erdman (far right) of Rutgers, dressed respectively as Esmeralda and Quasimodo from the “Hunchback of Notre Dame”


March 2, 1940


(see “Skidmore News,” February 14, 1940, p.5; February 28, p.1 and 2; March 6, p.3 – a 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]