Monday, May 25, 2009

Le Père Fouettard

This picture made me smile when I saw faces of children. I wondered why they were crying at first, and then found a whip in old man’s hand. I am not sure what or who scared those children. Maybe the old man or photographer did. I think photographer captured the right moment he or she wants to express subject, an old man whom seemed poor and lived tough life in those days.There is postage with stamp which seemed only way to mail the picture as postcard at that time. Le Père Fouettard on the bottom is French for The whipping Father.