Feature Protest, Power, Play Not since the Middle Ages have the ancient traditions of fancy dress been so potent. Benjamin Wild | Published in History Today Volume 71 Issue 3 March 2021 Left: ‘Fine Gent Dressed as Red Indian Chief’, c.1910 © Grenville Collins Postcard Collection/Tom Gilmor/Mary Evans Picture Library. Middle: Dora Langroyd dressed as fireworks, the Sketch, 1898.© Illustrated London News/Mary Evans Picture Library. Right: George J. Nicholls dressed as a side of bacon. Courtesy Benjamin Wild. To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email email@example.com if you have any problems.