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Off to the “Beaux Arts Diamond Ball” held at New York City’s Ritz Carlton hotel in 1940 just before the arrival of World War II though they didn’t know it then. They ran in Vogue Magazine in 1940 with the captioning seen here. Horst B. Horst, photographer.
These photographs are taken from an Instagram post by Scott Jennings Stirewalt @scott_stirewalt who has a lot of great pictures.
The captioning for the article itself reads: “Beaux Arts Diamond Ball” A tradition in New York since 1915, the Beaux Arts Ball this year-with diamonds as its motif- promises to out glitter all its predecessors. Proceeds will go to the Beaux Arts Institute and the American Field Service.
On a voyage to see how much mileage I can get from the creative ability and eye for images that my family thought was useless. On line art curator, fiction writer and now blogger. Historian's daughter. Follow me . . .even I have no idea where I'm going next.
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