Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Henryk Rodakowski (Polish, 1823-1894): excerpts from a cycle of watercolor portraits showing inhabitants of the village of Palahychi (Ukr:Палагичі / Pl:Pałahicze), Ukraine, 1867-1868.
Austrian standard bearers in 1742 and 1815 - Plate by Fritz L’Allemand (1812-1866)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Карл Шпицвег ( Carl Spitzweg 1808 - 1885)
“Мир в стране”-1857
Saturday, July 26, 2014
The King of Hungary declared war on the King of Croatia, and the Emperor of Austria remained neutral, and all three monarchs were one and the same person.
Count Majláth on the political situation of Austria, Hungary and Croatia in 1848, quoted in István Deák, Beyond nationalism. A social and political history of the Habsburg officer corps, 1848-1918
Monday, July 21, 2014
Alfred Rethel, Another Dance of Death of the Year 1848 - Horseman Death.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Bashibazouks, or irregular soldiers in the Ottoman army, held captive by the Russians during the Russo-Turkish war of 1887-88
Painting by Russian war painter Vasily Vereshchagin
Monday, July 14, 2014
Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
ab. 1815 John James Masquerier - Portrait believed to be Lieutenant Colonel S. Coote Martin