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August 3, 2014

Funny Pictures of a Woman Walking Her Chicken Around Paris in 1956

These photographs were taken by LIFE photographer Nina Leen, chronicling the Parisian peregrinations of a woman named Marguerite. The reasons for her fowl habit are shrouded in mystery. But perhaps her anonymity, and the riddle of her daily, poultry-centric rounds, help explain the appeal of these pictures.

After all, do we really need to know why Marguerite is walking a chicken through the streets and parks of Paris? Can't we just appreciate eccentricity for its own sake, without getting caught up in explanations, reasons, justifications? It's just a woman and her chicken. Walking around together. In Paris. And to be honest, that's good enough for us.

(Photos: Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

1 comment:

  1. "The reasons for her fowl habit are shrouded in mystery" except for those who've ever had chicken friends. They're the best and no different from more traditional companion animals.




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