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Héliotypie Dugas "Fool" and "Worker"

1910?   2 photographic postcards by “Héliotypie Dugas et Cie, Nantes.”  “The Worker and His Children” and “The Fool Who Sells Wisdom.”  $8 each from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne-Ricouart, France, Sept., ’21.

These cards present “folksy” attempts to portray the fables.  The sons of the dying worker are rather advanced in years!  A surprise on the “Fool” postcard is the slight coloring of many elements: red flowers, blue garments, pink skirts and headdresses.  Were the colors, as I suspect, part of the original publication?  If so, why are there not colors on the other card?  The application of the fable to the scene is not entirely clear to me.  Is the card picturing religious veneration?  Is that a matter of a fool selling wisdom?  The question is especially pertinent because, in the view of the fable’s wisdom figure, the fool is justified in selling the wisdom of people’s being convicted of foolishness.  He is justified because people foolish enough to buy it and can learn from buying it.  The verso of both cards is simple and identical.