Kicking off the week with this image by Elenore Abbott (1875-1935) from the cover of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales.” According to Wikipedia, Abbott was, “among a group of New Women who sought educational and professional opportunities for women, including creating professional art associations like The Plastic Club to promote their work.“
This picture references one of the fairy tales in the book, a story about twelve princesses who somehow manage to wear out their shoes every night. Their father, the king, wants to know what they’re getting up to, propelling the action of the story. The book was originally copyrighted in 1920, and the dresses seem in keeping with styles of the time (albeit a little bit princessified). Aren’t the colors gorgeous?
SPOILER ALERT: the solution to the mystery is that the princesses wear their shoes out dancing - and, we hope you get in a bit of dancing this week, even if it’s just a quick little shimmy to a favorite song while preparing dinner, commuting, or, as we do, during the occasional work break!
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