A long-horned European wild ox attacked by wolves
A long-horned European wild ox attacked by wolves. . The aurochs or urus (Bos primigenius), the ancestor of domestic cattle, was a type of wild cattle which inhabited Europe, Asia and North Africa. Extinct. Colour printed illustration by Heinrich Harder from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric World, 1916, Hamburg. Heinrich Harder (1858-1935) was a German landscape artist and book illustrator.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Ox roasting at Stratford-upon-Avon Mop Fair
Scene showing an ox being roasted at the Stratford upon Avon annual Mop Fair, Warwickshire. Farm workers, labourers, servants and some craftsmen would work for their employer from October to October. At the end of the employment they would attend the Mop Fair dressed in their Sunday best clothes and carrying an item signifying their trade. A servant with no particular skills would carry a mop head hence the term Mop Fair. Employers would move amongst them discussing experience and terms, and once agreement was reached the employer would give the employee a small token of money and the employee would wear bright ribbons to indicate that they had been hired. The stalls at the fair sold food and drink, while others offered games to play.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection
Harvesters in the Pontine Marshes - Louis Leopold Robert
Harvesters in the Pontine Marshes (a quadrangular area of former marshland in the Lazio Region of central Italy, extending along the coast southeast of Rome) - reproduction on a postcard after a painting (now in the Louvre, Paris) by Swiss painter Louis Leopold Robert (1794-1835). Date: circa 1820
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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