The legend began in 1917 on the outskirts of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. In a little town named Cottingley lived Elsie Wright, 16, and her younger cousin, Frances Griffiths, aged 10.
Elsieís house was a babbling brook surrounded by enchanting woods.
There the two girls played and together witnessed real fairies. Unable
to convince Elsieís parents of their existence, the girls conspired
to borrow her fatherís camera and take pictures. Under the darkroom's
light emerged a photograph of Frances sitting among a troop of fairies!
The excitement created by little Elsie and Frances has lived on in the hearts and minds of fairy lovers for decades. More than 90 years since the legend began, a small group of photographers has banded together as the Cottingley Society. Picking up where Sir Conan Doyle and the girls left off, the Society is dedicated to showing the world the magical existence of the fae!
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