"an iron contrivance . . . " ("a kind of hydrant") I
In this undated postcard photo of the Place du Midi in La Ferté-Macé,
we can see a woman leaning over some "kind of hydrant" or "iron contrivance"
(Enormous Room 157). Could this be the pump where C and his fellow
inmates went to "catch water"? For the answer, continue to "an iron contrivance . . . " (page 2). [Links:
postcard of a woman at the pump. And here
is one more postcard photo of women drawing ("catching") water at the
pump. All photos are from the "place
du Midi (Général
De Gaulle)" page at the site "La
Ferté-Macé, hier,... par les cartes postales anciennes."]
Gill, "Windows of Nowhere"
Enormous Room page
More photos of La Ferté Macé