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Greetings from the Durham Miners' Gala!

Date: 2008-07-12 04:45 pm (UTC)
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What a flag! Glorious imagery.
I love the sainthoody feeling it gives off, almost like the old revolutionary pieces done in a "social realism" style from behind the iron curtain when it was still hanging around, but astoundingly little display of muscle, here sadly;=)

Date: 2008-07-12 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, these banners owe something to Soviet realism, and something to Methodist Christianity... Sorry about the absence of muscle - next time I'll look out for that!

Date: 2008-07-12 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So marvelous! What does it say on the ribbons of the Saintly Lady's costume? And are there words on the ribbons of the Maypole around which those wholesome children are dancing?

Date: 2008-07-12 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You have sharp eyes! The lady (is she Education? She's carrying a torch) wears the words "Light - Education - Industrial Organisation - Political Action - Real International" and the ribbons of the maypole are: Beauty, Fellowship, Heath, Art and Science.

And here's the other side (, which is also good!

Date: 2008-07-12 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Health, dammit, Health!

Date: 2008-07-13 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This banner is just gorgeous! And how fab is it that St George himself is slaying a dragon on the reverse... well, one expects it to be St George, though in a Health & Efficiency pose. (Link, um...not so safe for work.)

Soviet Realism + Christian Methodist, with overtones of Temperance and a touch of Pre-Raphealites meets Boy's Own Wartime Annual.

I just LOVE that you posted all this!

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