A Tale Of The Cottingley Fairies

The photographs were black and white. However, the subject was gray in its entirety.

How could two cousins of nine and sixteen procure¬†evidence of pixies when no other had afore? With a borrowed camera, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright presented five most compelling pictures of fairies at Cottingley brook. Of course, their summer (1917) antics couldn’t stay merely between them. Continue reading “A Tale Of The Cottingley Fairies”

Who’s Under There?

Guess who’s behind the floral print cloth?

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In the 19th century, the long exposure times of cameras meant that children had to stay perfectly still for a matter of minutes in order to have their image captured. As a result, many Victorian photographs contain hidden mothers trying to keep their squirmy little ones still enough to produce non-blurry picture!

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