Joyce as a Fairy

September 7th, 2006 by Susannah

Featured Gem 8

Featured Gem 8
Real Photo Postcard

‘Joyce as a Fairy’

Date: Unspecified
People: Joyce
Studio: Broothorn Studio, Melbourne (active in Australia 1900s –1940s)
Postcard Back: “Joyce as a Fairy, at Mrs Fred Fairbairn’s Ball”

Notes: This is perhaps the best photo I have of a vintage fairy/butterfly fancy dress costume. It’s simply gorgeous! The detail is superb from the delicately crafted wings to her fine antennae and the tiny butterfly under her chin.

I am intrigued by Mrs Fred Fairbairns Ball! What was it in aid of? Who was Fred Fairbairn? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have more images from the same event? Just imagine!

2 Responses to “Joyce as a Fairy”

  1. Kirsty Campion
    September 28th, 2006 19:02

    Love that vintage photo. I am dying to make some pendants with mimi vintage collages. The best site I have found so far to get images is art-e-zine.co.uk. Where is your favourite?

  2. Ramona Lee
    September 23rd, 2008 15:36


    I would love to buy a copy of this fairy to. She is adorable. I really like the fairy photos you took of your daughter. That pink dress is perfect for her.

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