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1931  American Knight Templar Lodge,
Persian beard advertisement! - $6.00.


Don Quixote and Sancho, ... if they were Carlists! :mrgreen:
by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau :arrow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlism


Grain pays and Grain doesn't pay illustrate the notion that agriculture, once extremely profitable to the nobles (szlachta)
in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, became much less profitable from the second half of 17th century onwards.

Zboze Placi



Zboze Nie Placi

 

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Queen Elizabeth I Feeds the Dutch Cow - 1586

This satirical painting depicts a cow which represents the Dutch provinces. King Philip II of Spain is vainly trying to ride the cow, drawing blood with his spurs. Queen Elizabeth is feeding it while William of Orange holds it steady by the horns. The cow is defecating on the Duke of Anjou, who is holding its tail.

The picture was painted in the period following the visit of François, Duke of Anjou (brother of King Henry III of France) to Queen Elizabeth's court in 1581–82 to discuss his marriage proposal and his military support for the Anglo-Dutch alliance against the Spanish. Anjou's subsequent mission to the Netherlands met with disaster when his army was massacred by the citizens of Antwerp in early 1583. William of Orange was assassinated the following year.

The dating of the picture to about 1586 is based on its use of an image of Philip, by William Key, engraved in that year. (Reference: Hearn, p. 87.) 
:arrow: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Queen_Elizabeth_I_Feeds_the_Dutch_Cow.png


The Milch Cow. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Caption:

    Not longe time since I sawe a cowe
    Did Flaunders represente
    Upon whose backe King Philup rode
    As being malecontnt.

    The Queene of England giving hay
    Wheareon the cow did feede,
    As one that was her greatest helpe
    In her distresse and neede.

    The Prince of Orange milkt the cowe
    And made his purse the payle.
    The cow did shyt in Monsieur's hand
    While he did hold her tayle.


(Reference: Mack P. Holt, The Duke of Anjou and the Politique Struggle During the Wars of Religion, Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521892783, pp. 164–65.)  :arrow: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Milch_Cow.png


The Grand Duke of Alba killing a hydra
with heads of the enemies of Philip II,
including Queen Elizabeth I...

Treasures from House of Alba, Exhibit, Meadows Museum, Dallas
Anonymous Workshop of Flanders, 16th century. Polychromed wood.
Colección Duques de Alba, Palacio de Liria, Madrid.

 

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Egyptian murals showing the force-feeding and fattening up of striped hyenas!

Hyaena hyaena  :arrow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striped_hyena


Mastaba of Kagemni (vizier from the early part of the
reign of King Teti of the Sixth dynasty of Egypt
)
Tomb LS10 in the Teti Cemetery in Saqqara

Photo by kairoinfo4u  :arrow: https://www.flickr.com/photos/manna4u/5352746625


Mastaba of Mereruka(another Vizier of king Teti,
also holding titles of 'Inspector of the priests attached to the pyramid of Teti',
'Governor of the palace', 'Chief lector-priest', 'Overseer of the royal record scribes'
and 'Director of all the works of the king
') Tomb LS10 in the Teti Cemetery in Saqqara


 

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Lol what. It looks like something out of Gulliver's travels. Although I'm surprised nothing like that caught on elsewhere considering it was around for so long.
 

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Tournament Book and Family Chronicle of Marx Walther, circa 1506-1511,
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 1930, fol. 5v. 

:arrow: http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2009/06/turnierbuch.html

:arrow: https://www.medieval.eu/marx-walthers-tournament-book/



Marx Walther sporting a skewer of sausages as his crest!
"The Tournament of the peasants. Notice their lack of saddles, their
make-shift armor made of straw or bark and their un-harnessed horses."



Shrovetide Joust between Marx Walther and Georg Hofmair
with a Parade of Stewards dressed as Fools,



"Marx Walther with an oversized lance. According to his own text he was accused of carrying a hollow lance.
This led him to place a 14-year old boy on his lance riding around the ground thus demonstrating his strength!"


 

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1949 LIFE Magazine Chart of High Brow and Low Brow Tastes


Revisited on, The Wilson Quarterly Vol. 1, No. 1 (Autumn, 1976)

 

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matmohair1 said:
Tournament Book and Family Chronicle of Marx Walther, circa 1506-1511,
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 1930, fol. 5v. 
Hey, I know this one :smile: It was part of a local exhibition here in Augsburg about Emp. Maximilian I. - Marx Walthers book was one of the pieces I did a bit of research on.

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"Marx Walther with an oversized lance. According to his own text he was accused of carrying a hollow lance.
This led him to place a 14-year old boy on his lance riding around the ground thus demonstrating his strength!"


Just to be pedantic: The boy was 13 years old, but everyone keeps copying this mistake :razz: :iamamoron:
 

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Konrad Kyeser’s Bellifortis - "Strong in War"

Shining Shield and Armor



Siege Cat


Siege Demon


 

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Those are the least sexy images I ever saw of Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Probably the most accurate, too.