Thursday, February 03, 2005

Devil holds court

This post is image-heavy -- it will load slowly.

Given that Rosenmontag is coming up, I am posting some images from (the long) nineteenth-century Carnivals in the lower Rhine. (Taken from the book Der organisiearte Narr by Christina Frohn.) Click on images to enlarge.



The Spa├čvogel



Krefeld 1828



Aachen 1889



The Devil holds Court in Cologne 1835



Illustration by Fikentscher 1872



Carnival Song from Cologne 1912

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