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A FAIRY SUNBATH

A fairy sunbath
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This photograph is especially remarkable as it contained a feature unknown to Frances and Elsie. The sheath or cocoon appearing in the midst of the grasses had never been seen by them before and they had no idea what it was. Fairy observers described it as a magnetic bath, woven quickly by the fairies, and used especially in the autumn following dull weather. The Coming of the Fairies - Conan Doyle

The contact print owned by Frances has written on the rear in pencil 'The Fairies Bower'

New Book: Reflections on the Cottingley Fairies by Frances Griffiths in her own words with additional material by her daughter Christine

Other Cottingley Fairies photographs

Frances with the fairies | Elsie with a Gnome | Fairy offering a Harebell to Elsie | Fairy Sunbath