Fantasy Austrian New Year Maypole
Fantasy Austrian New Year Maypole - A glamorous young lady enjoys toying with her formerly-dressed suitors, all in miniature form and flying around her on champagne bottles, each with a propeller and held aloft by coloured ribbons!! One of her devotees holds aloft a diamond ring in a box, clearly proposing marriage Date: 1912
Rich Woman fishes for suitors
'Leap Year' - A Sure Bait
A rich woman sits on the riverbank, loading up her hook with her riches ('LSD' - pounds shillings and pence) - a 'sure bait' for the mass of suitors she has already caught! On a Leap Year, a woman can ask for a man's hand in marriage - she is taking her pick!
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
At Ithaca, in the absence of Odysseus (Ulysses), Penelope's bored Suitors get drunk, while a minstrel plays his lyre to them. Telemachus, Odysseus' son, watches with disapproval.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Edwin Mullan Collection
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