Thursday, 25 July 2013


This is Désiré Poupineau and Aimée Bardon photographed in our/their backyard on 12 April 1939 on the occasion of their grand-daughter's wedding.
Lecture: As part of the Archaeology Festival de la trace aux gestes there will be a lecture on the livres de beurre ('pounds of butter') stone tools produced in le Grand Pressigny area 5500 years ago to make very big flint blades. Tuesday 6 August at 6 pm in the Salle des Fêtes in Preuilly, free (in French).


  1. Ladies permanently in black, even for a wedding. There was always someone to mourn. P.

  2. Marvellous !!
    I notice the benches bahind them, presumably for the celebrations.

    As Pauline said, the ladies always seemed to wear black for something formal.

  3. It is like seeing ghosts...

  4. I think she is wearing black because she is a serious business woman and black is practical and always in fashion. Even if we are in la France profonde, remember it's 1939, and we are post Coco Chanel.

  5. What a great record of your home's history to have in your possession.