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poboh:

Der Nachtwächter, Karl Martin August Splitgerber. Germany (1844 - 1918)

poboh:

Der Nachtwächter, Karl Martin August Splitgerber. Germany (1844 - 1918)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
victorfranko:

Street Battle in Berlin (1848)

victorfranko:

Street Battle in Berlin (1848)

Condemning in effect a despotic international, Bignon noted that “kings, under this system, constitute a nomadic tribe who go from place to place pitching their tents in different countries.” He added a charge of paranoia: “A free Naples threatens Vienna, a liberated Madrid offends Berlin, a constitutional Lisbon outrages St. Petersburg.” Baron Louis Pierre Édouard Bignon scathingly summing up the Holy Alliance in 1821. Quoted in The four horsemen. Riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, by Richard Stites, p. 13.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
adokal:

Ottoman cavalry officer, Istanbul, 1890s.
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adokal:

Ottoman cavalry officer, Istanbul, 1890s.

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russian-style:

Karl Bryullov - A Portrait of an Officer with his Servant, 1830s.

russian-style:

Karl Bryullov - A Portrait of an Officer with his Servant, 1830s.

russian-style:

Valentin Serov - October. Domotcanovo, 1895.

russian-style:

Valentin Serov - October. Domotcanovo, 1895.

Joseph Radetzky von Radetz in a lithography from the 1850s.
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Joseph Radetzky von Radetz in a lithography from the 1850s.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
gentlemaninkhaki:

Sergeant, 11th Hussars by John Lucas, c. 1844.

gentlemaninkhaki:

Sergeant, 11th Hussars by John Lucas, c. 1844.

pillolart:

BRECCIA DI PORTA PIA
Il 20 settembre del 1870 viene completata l’Unità d’Italia con la presa di Roma: i bersaglieri del re aprono una breccia presso Porta Pia permettendo la presa della città eterna.
Nell’immagine: M. Cammarano, “I bersaglieri di Porta Pia”, Napoli, Museo di Capodimonte.

pillolart:

BRECCIA DI PORTA PIA

Il 20 settembre del 1870 viene completata l’Unità d’Italia con la presa di Roma: i bersaglieri del re aprono una breccia presso Porta Pia permettendo la presa della città eterna.

Nell’immagine: M. Cammarano, “I bersaglieri di Porta Pia”, Napoli, Museo di Capodimonte.