Long-Lost Look-Alikes

January 8, 2014
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas and Marie Van Goethem, Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, 1880, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum; Masquerade ball, 1960. Photos: Courtesy Harvard Art Museums Archives.

Typically for this series, we at Index match current staff members with their look-alikes in our collections. But on a recent trip to our Archives, we discovered that this tradition of art imitation at the Harvard Art Museums dates back to the 1960s. At a masquerade ball in the Calderwood Courtyard, several attendees showed off their best impressions, including Degas’ ballerina and Whistler’s mother. Can you help us guess the other costumed guests?

Join the masquerade! We invite you to browse our collections and share any doppelgängers of yourself on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #artlookalikes.

  • Masquerade ball, 1960. Photos: Courtesy Harvard Art Museums Archives.
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