FG Fantin Post Great War, Prior to Emigration


FG Fantin photographed in a new suit at the time of his successful mission to bring Alfonso home from the circus. A new suit called for a photograph, to record one's elegance and self esteem.One might be one of the working poor, but this was no excuse for letting oneself go down at heel. On the contrary, it was a motive to put on a brave face and put one's best foot forward. It was a later generation of young revolutionaries in more prosperous times who discovered the importance of defying convention and being casual. Note that Fantin is sporting a bow tie, an anarchist dress symbol he was to maintain in Australia.

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