Etruscan grave effigy of a dead man wearing a triumphal
Ancient Etruscan alabaster grave effigy of a dead man wearing a triumphal crown, gold necklace and precious ring, holding a scroll. Defunto insignito di corona trionfale. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Corsi from Giulio Ferrario's Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World, Il Costume Antico e Moderno, Florence, 1843
Major (Brevet Lt-Col) James John Hugonin, 4th Light Dragoons
Major (Brevet Lt-Col) James John Hugonin, 4th Light Dragoons, with his black trumpeter, two troopers and the regiment beyond, 1820 (c). Oil on canvas by James Canterbury Pardon (1794 (c)-1862), 1820 (c). James John Hugonin, the presumed sitter, joined the 4th Dragoons as a cornet in 1795, and became Lieutenant the same year. He subsequently became a captain in 1803, a major in 1811, and he was made a brevet Lt-Col in 1819. At the battle of Toulouse, when he commanded the regiment in the absence of Lt-Col Dalbiac, he received the Army Gold Medal. He retired from the regiment in 1821 and died at Nursted House, near Petersfield on 30 January 1854. Date: circa 1820
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Russian Patriotic Propaganda Poster - Red Army Day
"The glory of these days will never fall silent."
A quote from the march of the Amur Far East partisans of the Russian Civil war era. This song was popular throughout the USSR and sung in school classrooms. A general propaganda poster, likely to have been produced to advertise the annual Red Army Day ('Defender of the Fatherland Day ) celebrated on February 23rd each year.
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