1873 (May) Ball in the Concert Hall of the Winter Palace during the official visit of the Shah Nasir al-Din by Mihaly Zichy (State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg Russia)

The man wearing tails at center right is the only man out of uniform in the picture.

From en.gallerix.ru/album/Hermitage-5.

1873 (May) Ball in the Concert Hall of the Winter Palace during the official visit of the Shah Nasir al-Din by Mihaly Zichy (State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg Russia) From en.gallerix.ru:album:Hermitage-5

The overall visual impression, swirling domes, is the same as for a crinoline era ball. The bustle era was noteworthy for square necklines, but the Ladies are wearing other necklines here.

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