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Dolly Varden Polka, The

Title: Dolly Varden Polka, The
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  • Levey, W. C.
  • Concanen, Alfred
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Publication Date: 1870
Instrumentation: Piano
Subject: Instrumental
WIMA Collections: Alfred Concanen Collection
ID: AlCon SL 00-003
Publisher: Duff & Stewart
Publication Place: London
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Historical Notes

Dolly Varden may refer to a character by the same name in Charles Dickens' novel Barnaby Rudge (published 1840). It was also a type of costume, inspired by Dickens' character, considered fashionable around 1870. It typically included a brightly patterned dress with a polonaise overskirt gathered up and draped over a separate underskirt and a flat straw hat decorated with ribbons and bows. This attire is featured in Concanen's lithograph. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_Varden_(costume)

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