‘Iris and the gnome’, 1917

Iris and the gnome, September 1917. Photograph of Elsie Wright with a dancing gnome taken by Frances Griffiths using Elsie’s father quarter-plate camera. | src Dominic Winter Auctioneers via The Guardian and Flickr
The images of the Cottingley Fairies were taken in July and September 1917 by 16-year-old Elsie Wright and her nine-year-old cousin Frances Griffiths, in the village of Cottingley, near Bingley in Yorkshire.
A photograph of Elsie ‘Iris’ Wright with a fairy, taken by Frances ‘Alice’ Griffiths. (Sept., 1917) | src SSPL-Getty Images via Flickr

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