Early 1920s picture that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author of Sherlock Holmes) to continue his fairy hunt. The Cottingly pictures/fairies were the subjects of the movie Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997)
Cottingley fairy hoax . They made a movie about it. The 2 girls mother believed in fairies. She was sick. The girls drew & cut out fairies. Cameras were NEW. Photo published. FAME!! Met Houdini __ Area was inundated with Press & crowds. (meanwhile Real fairies had to leave area / Then came to the girls room, so they believe too - even though they began to cheer up mum.