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A masquerade ball did not end well for one man wearing a rented costume at a dance in northeast Minneapolis. Although the Tribune’s account of the fracas makes no mention of it, my newspaper experience suggests strongly that alcohol was a contributing factor. That, and the man’s plumed hat and yellow, skin-tight breeches.
|This is what a Midwestern costume party looked like in about 1910. (Image courtesy mnhs.org)