Fairy Land

February 14th, 2006 by Susannah

Featured Gem 2

Featured Gem 2
Real Photo Postcard

‘Fairy Land’

Date: Unspecified
Girl: Unidentified
Postcard Back: Blank

Notes: Here is another wonderful fancy dress image. Fairy themes are another favourite of mine. I wonder what sort of pageant this little girl was dressing up for. I think the detail is lovely, from the carefully painted banner, right down to the fairy wings and magic wand held by her little doll perched precariously on the seat (is this a bike or a scooter?). Her dress is adorable. I wonder if it was black spots on white or a colour? Colour is always a mystery left to the imagination when looking at these vintage photographs.

I remember the thrill of dressing up as a child, especially for school events like Book Week or the Easter Hat Parade. Such warm, special and exciting memories.
Who is taking the photo? A proud father? An excited mother who had stayed up all night getting the decorations just so?

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