Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 26/52)

[picture: 285.---Saxon Cloaks, Plain and Embroidered Tunics, and Shoes. (Cotton MS.)]

285.—Saxon Cloaks, Plain and Embroidered Tunics, and Shoes. (Cotton MS.)

The Norman historians record their excellence with the needle, and their skill in embroidery. Minute descriptions of dress are not amongst the most amusing of reading, although they are highly valuable to the systematic chronicler of manners. It may be sufficient for us to point attention, first to the cloaks, the plain and embroidered tunics, and [...] [more...]

[picture: 287.---Anglo-Saxon Females]

287.—Anglo-Saxon Females

The practice of bandaging or cross-gartering the hose is indicated in many Anglo-Saxon drawings (Figs. 284, 288). Secondly, the ladies wore a long and ample garment with loose sleeves (the gunna, whence our gown), over a closer-fitting one, which had tight sleeves reaching to the wrist; over these a mantle was worn by the superior classes, and a sort [...] [more...]

[picture: 289.---Coffin and Grave Clothes.]

289.—Coffin and Grave Clothes.

An Anglo-saxon drawing of the raising of Lazarus from the dead (an early account of a zombie in the Bible?), showing the Saxon funeral clothes and coffin. One of the two figures on the left is Jesus. [more...]

[picture: 345.---Castle of Lillebonne]

345.—Castle of Lillebonne

General view of Ruins, Church, etc. [more...]

[picture: Ornate Victorian Border]

Ornate Victorian Border

This ornate border is based on Mediaeval and Sixteenth Century designs; strictly speaking it is pre-Victorian. It features stylized roses. There is also [...]here. [more...]

[picture: Ornate border for US legal-sized paper]

Ornate border for US legal-sized paper

This is a version of the ornate early Victorian border modified to be suitable for legal-sized paper (8.5 × 14 inches, roughly). A higher-resolution version is available on request. It might be good for scrapbooking or for a restaurant menu! [more...]

[picture: Floriated Initial I, Violin-Style]

Floriated Initial I, Violin-Style

A decorative initial “I” in this 1840s book, used as a drop capital at the start of a chapter. I also made a coloured letter I to give you an idea of what can be done. [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial I, Coloured]

Decorative initial I, Coloured

This is a hand-coloured version of a decorative initial letter “I” used as a drop cap at the start of a chapter. [more...]


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