Costumes from the early 13th century
Costumes from the early 13th century. From a manuscript of Thomasin von Zirclaere's Der Walsche Gast. Symbolic scenes of a couple (German youth) with horse and tree A, Cicero and Rhetorica B, boar hunting C, allegorical scene of a doctor (God) and man D, and young knights arguing E. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Alteneck's Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt, 1889. Illustration by Dr. Jakob Heinrich von Hefner-Alteneck, lithographed by C.R. Dr. Hefner-Alteneck (1811 - 1903) was a German museum curator, archaeologist, art historian, illustrator and etcher
Cartoon, Sir William Vernon Harcourt, Home Secretary
Cartoon, Sir William Vernon Harcourt (1827-1904), Home Secretary in Gladstone's newly elected Liberal government. On his appointment, a re-election was required; he lost his seat by a small number of votes, and another seat had to be found for him. Here, a bus conductor is asking for someone to make room for him on the Parliamentary Omnibus.
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Cecil Beatons bedroom, his guests and his fantails
The top photograph shows Cecil Beaton at home with guests at Ashcombe House; from l-r: Miss Tilly Losch, Mrs Harcourt Smith, Sir Alfred Beit, Lady Charles Cavendish, Miss Tallulah Bankhead, Princess Paley, Lord Charles Cavendish, Mr J. R. Sutro, Mr Harcourt Smith and Cecil Beaton, the host. The middle two photographs show Beaton in his bedroom, surrounded by circus figures and next to his elaborate bed. The bottom photograph shows guests out in the garden- l-r: Lady Charles Cavendish. Princess Natalie Paley, Miss Tallulah Bankhead, Miss Tilly Losch and Cecil Beaton himself. Date: 1934
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