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August 2, 2011


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I found my first reference to a "domino robe" in Stephen Leacock's story "Maddened by Mystery: or the Defective Detective" in his "Nonsense Novels" collection as part of the detective's disguise kit.

Kipling’s poem “Pink Dominos” describes a misunderstanding that arises when two women attend a costume party wearing similar-looking pink dominos. See

I have one that belonged to my great grandmother. It's in dark red satin with heavy black lace falling from the elbows and a hood. How I wish that I had a photo of her wearing it. It's something that I do treasure. Thank you for the information

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