An entry to Sepia Saturday. "Using old images as prompts for new reflections"
The Health Fairy takes centre stage on our prompt picture this week but as the concept of that fairy is a mystery to me I've gone with what it looks like, a tableau.
Happily in the picture people have come prepared with shields and raised swords but significantly the women folk seem to be busy elsewhere. Joan of Arc would never have stood for that
Orleans to defeat the English and tipping the 100 years war in France's favour. The participants here are the citizens of St Macaire en Mauges in February 1910 "Tableau Vivant. Jeanne d'Arc montant a l'assaut des Tourelles". The celebration of Joan of Arc take place all over France every year but this year it would have been an even bigger event than normal as it was the 600th anniversary of her birth.
Postcard from the Bryn Mawr College Library collectionHere I have managed to find the wings from the prompt photo, they may not be health fairies but more girls get to wear wings . The "Saint Germain sur Moine Féte de Jeanne d'Arc - Tableaux vivants - Jeanne glorieuse".