Residents of the village Gutach in the Black Forest, Wolfach office around 1900.Continue reading
Glimpses of Gotham and city characters.
Men and women who deal in fancy costumes.
The business of letting out costumes—and that reminds me that the last one I tried to wear needed considerable letting out—has its peculiar seasons, just as other vocations have. We are now in the ball period of our metropolitan existence, and as the dealer in fantastic habits skips about among his tinseled stock he feels like crying, “On with the dance!” It is just at present that he makes money, or tries to, at least, passing the rest of the year as best he can, buoyed up by the same hope which animates a watering-place hotel keeper.
FAR-A WAY-MOSES. (Jew.)
“When Mark Twain went through Constantinople he would stop at a shop, and when he looked around for his guide he would see Moses fifty yards ahead, and, as this got to be a habit, he dubbed him Faraway Moses”
The jews are the most remarkable of all races. No other people can boast a lineage so ancient and so unbroken. The historian Freeman says: “They are very nearly, if not absolutely, a pure race in a sense in which no other race is pure.” Continue reading
THE VAMPIRE AND ST MICHAEL.
COSSACK FAIRY TALES.
The usual dress of the Austrian peasants.
Austria, properly so called, independently of the duchies, counties, and bishoprics annexed to it is divided into Upper and Lower Austria by the river Ens, which falls into the Danube. Lower Austria is to the east of the Upper: Vienna is the capital of the former, and Linz of the latter.
THE PARISIAN LADY. FEMME COMME IL FAUT.
By Honoré de Balzac, 1840.
THE LORD OF THE ISLES.
Rare Scottish tartans.
THE CLAN CHISHOLM.
Clan Pipe Music: Lament “Cum ha do dh’ Uilleam Siseal” (“Lament for William Chisholm”).
Badge: Fearna (Alder); or Raineach (Fern).
PEASANT OF THE CANTON OF BASEL.