This image comes from an album of photographs taken by A. F. McKean, B.S.A. 1923.
The pixies or fairies are thought be part of the cast for the Nov. 18, 1921, College Night production of the well-received “A Mid-Winter’s Night Dream.”
This was part of a series of “Nights” held every few weeks during the school year and staged in Convocation Hall. The tentative program announced in October 1921 included “Canadian Night, Freshmen’s Night, College Night, Gentlemen’s Night, Burns Night, Historical Night, Orchestral and Original and Composition Night, Ladies Night and Irish Night.”
The image was captured on the roof of a student residence. Campus rooftops were a favorite place to take snapshots in the 1920s.