Wednesday, March 12, 2008

V For Vintage Stereo Card

Last week, I found an auction on Ebay that I just had to bid on. It's a vintage stereocard of a group of British children holding up an effigy of Guy Fawkes. Yes, Guy Fawkes - England's 17th century terrorist who attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament, was caught and executed, and went on to inspire the titular character in the graphic novel and movie "V For Vendetta".

“Remember, remember
the fifth of November,
The gunpowder, treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.”

November 5th, the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, marked the traditional British celebration of "Guy Fawkes Night". The evening typically included festive bonfires, fireworks, and children going door-to-door with an effigy of Fawkes.

I thought the card was really cool, and now I own it. Here it is in anaglyph for your viewing pleasure.

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