Im Wechsel Der Tage (page 1/3)


Title: Im Wechsel Der Tage

Author: Brennecke, Adolf

Published by: Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn.

City: Leipzig

Date: 1885

Total items: 19

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Page image, full-page border with wild flowers]

Page image, full-page border with wild flowers

This page is surrounded with a border consisting of a straight lines overgrown with wild flowers fom the bottom of he page and working up more than halfway. [more...] [$]

[picture: Forest of Romance]

Forest of Romance

In the foreground a smartly-dressed young man is entreating a beautiful woman who wears an elaborate dress and bonnet. The couple is seated on a carved stone bench ina thick forest of mature trees; in the background a carved stone cherub or cupid is watching, representing romance. The lady has her eyes demurely closed [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Abandoned Water-Mill]

The Abandoned Water-Mill

The drawing shows an old abandoned watermill, the wooden walls rotting away, the thatched roof uneven, the waterwheel still and rotten, the whole building overgrown. Romantic poems about deserted mills became popular in the second half of the nineteenth century, as mechanisation made a lot of them obsolete, and the mill here illustrates [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Ornate initial K from Germany]

Ornate initial K from Germany

This letter “K” was used as a drop capital (drop cap, decorative initial) in a book printed in Germany in the 1880s; it could be much older, of course. [more...] [$]

[picture: Vicorian room used as a border]

Vicorian room used as a border

This border is made by drawing a white rectangle over the picture of the girl sitting reading a book indoors in summer and also copying the outer border of the image to the sides of the white rectangle. I also cloned out the corner of the chair and the girl’s dress. Obviously you could replace the text here! [more...] [$]

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Conwy ·Conwy Castle ·Germany ·none

Some scanned borders and other images from «Im Wechsel Der Tage» [In the change of our days] by Adolf Brennecke, circa 1885. I bought this book at Antikvariát Dlážděná, a bookshop with low prices (or so it seemed to me) and exceptionally helpful staff, conveniently located in Prague. If you happen to be in Prague. Not too far from the railway station.

Quarto, 184pp, many illustrations.

In the change of days. Our seasons of jewelry, art and poetry. A selection from the works of our best patriotic poet. With numerous woodcuts of drawings outstanding artist and photogravures after the originals of FA Kaulbach, C. Niczky, Th. von der Beek and R. Epp.

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