National Geographic : 1937 May
TABLEAUX IN AN ENGLISH LILLIPUT © National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart THE QUEEN OF A MINIATURE FAIRYLAND GUIDES SHIPPING WITH HER WAND Reminiscent of the Lilliputians' island, so realistically described in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, this model "seaport" of Bekonscot, paradise for youngsters of all ages, is open to the public from April to September. The village occupies two acres of Mr. Roland Callingham's garden at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Around the small lake shown here are laid out town, railroad, docks, airport, and rural countryside. The girl stands on a bridge connecting two islands in the "harbor." Dwarf shrubs, scissor-clipped grass, and naturally posed cattle promote the illusion of reality.