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Salvador Dalí dresses up

<p>Salvador Dal&iacute; in a family photo dressed up as a rich Catalan farm girl.</p>

Salvador Dalí in a family photo dressed up as a rich Catalan farm girl.

In this studio photograph, Salvador Dalí is only two or three years old. He appears dressed up as a rich Catalan farm girl. Although we cannot be certain why, it was common for boys to wear girl's clothes.

The Mardi Gras carnival is a time to wear fancy dress, and dress up as someone else. However there are always some popular costumes depending on the period, trends and current issues. From early to mid 20th century, one of the recurring costumes was a farmer.

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