Friday, December 11, 2009

The Arch at the Elósegui Factory

Two interesting pictures of the Royal visit at the Elósegui Factory in Tolosa in 1887:
"The arch was formed by berets in eleven colours, with the red ones most prominent, symbolising the liberal concept in the Basque provinces, and on the main frontispiece there was an inscription offering a greeting and welcome, written in Basque. The Queen visited the beret factory at length..."
Macebearer at Tolosa Town Hall. He is standing in front off the arch of berets that decorated thre main gate of Antonio Elósegui’s factory, visited by H.M. on the 9th of this month
Both pictures come from the site of the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, an enormous library of historical Basque pictures.

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