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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.

Title: Im Wechsel Der Tage

Author: Brennecke, Adolf

Published by: Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn.

City: Leipzig

Date: 1885

Total items: 20

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: Late Homecoming]

Late Homecoming

A young man (I think) sits on the ground near a signpost where four country lanes meet in a crossroads. He wears a hat and is barefoot. In the distance another man walks [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Chapter-head with cherubs, flowers, vines and birds]

Chapter-head with cherubs, flowers, vines and birds

This chapter-head was above the start of the first chapter in the book. There’s flowers (marigolds?) both open and closed, leaves, and two naked children (putti or cherubs) each holding a string of flowers, possibly ending in a dead rabbit. There are also roses. [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...] [$]

[picture: The Proposal]

The Proposal

The man kneels holding out a small box containing a ring; he gazes, full of hope, at the beautiful woman. [more...] [$]


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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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