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Pont-Aven [France] - Devant le Lit clos [Before the box bed]

Accession Number: 0000.1820.8

Collection: Library - Images

Object: Postcard

Date Made: no earlier than 1904

Pont-Aven [France] - Devant le Lit clos [Before the box bed]. Black and white image depicts a young woman on the left, a young girl in the middle, and a young man on the right, all standing behind a spinning wheel with a distaff of flax fibers, and looking at a magazine. In the background is an elaborately carved wooden piece, which may be the "box bed" referred to in the title. Pont-Aven is in Brittany, and all three are dressed in elaborate costumes suggesting Breton dress. A verse by Botrel (most likely Jean-Baptiste-Theodore-Marie Botrel, a native of Brittany) is printed at the bottom of the card: "Durant que l'on veille, Le Bon Dieu surveille, Le grain quui sommeille, Au coeur des Guerets." [During that one day before, the good God monitors, the dormant grain, in the heart of the fields.] [Published by] Laurent-Nel, Rennes [Brittany]. [no earlier than 1904] 9 x 14 cm..

Flax spinning; Brittany (France); Spinning-wheel; Pont-Aven (France)

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