Richard Hill, Best Costume 1939 Staples family photo

Richard Hill, Best Costume 1939

Taken at Arts Club, Washington DC, District of Columbia USA on .

Richard Hill receiving the prize for the most original costume, dressed as the trees and shrubs of Paris,at the Arts Club's Bal Boheme in 1939 in Washington, D.C. The Bal Boheme was held every year f ... show more

Richard Hill receiving the prize for the most original costume, dressed as the trees and shrubs of Paris,at the Arts Club's Bal Boheme in 1939 in Washington, D.C.

The Bal Boheme was held every year from 1916 until the 1980's. This year, the Arts Club is holding the Bal Boheme on Halloween.

The theme for the Bal Boheme in 1939 was 'Paris au Printemps' and Senator Theodore Green of Rhode Island gave out the prizes for most original (Hill), most amusing (Samuel Staples as a Paris Stevedore) and most beautiful (Marcia Evert and Parr Hanna).

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Harris and Ewing

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