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frenchhistory:


“LIONS ARMOUR” ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCIS I (1494-1547)
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In view of its lion symbolism and proportions, “The lions armour” probably belonged to Francis I. It would have fitted the sovereign, who was 1.98 m tall. Its origin also gives us an additional clue: the armour was kept at the armoury of the Princes of Condé, at Chantilly Castle. Unlike war armour, this suit does not include a mesail (face guard), or leg guards. It is parade armour, to exalt the monarch’s heroic aspect.

“The lions armour” is in keeping with the “Grande maniera” style, which was developed by Milanese armourers from 1530 onwards and inspired by the equipment worn by warrior heroes in Classical Antiquity. This armour is the work of Giovanni Paolo Negroli, who excelled at making decorations in relief adorned with damascene (gold and silver inlay).
The theme of the lion, king of the beasts and a symbol of manly virtues, can be seen on the helmet, shoulders, elbows and hands (visual 2).
The visitor will also notice the necklace of the Order of Saint Michael, an order of knights founded by Louis XI, with metalwork at the chest. Identifiable by its shell patterns, its medallion shows the archangel defeating the demon, huddled at his feet.Beneath this necklace, the silver cross on the breastplate is thought to be that of Savoy, in reference to Francis I’s mother, Louise of Savoy, princess of the ducal house of Savoy. It may also refer to the white cross of the French armies.

frenchhistory:

“LIONS ARMOUR” ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCIS I (1494-1547)

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In view of its lion symbolism and proportions, “The lions armour” probably belonged to Francis I. It would have fitted the sovereign, who was 1.98 m tall. Its origin also gives us an additional clue: the armour was kept at the armoury of the Princes of Condé, at Chantilly Castle. Unlike war armour, this suit does not include a mesail (face guard), or leg guards. It is parade armour, to exalt the monarch’s heroic aspect.

“The lions armour” is in keeping with the “Grande maniera” style, which was developed by Milanese armourers from 1530 onwards and inspired by the equipment worn by warrior heroes in Classical Antiquity. This armour is the work of Giovanni Paolo Negroli, who excelled at making decorations in relief adorned with damascene (gold and silver inlay).

The theme of the lion, king of the beasts and a symbol of manly virtues, can be seen on the helmet, shoulders, elbows and hands (visual 2).

The visitor will also notice the necklace of the Order of Saint Michael, an order of knights founded by Louis XI, with metalwork at the chest. Identifiable by its shell patterns, its medallion shows the archangel defeating the demon, huddled at his feet.
Beneath this necklace, the silver cross on the breastplate is thought to be that of Savoy, in reference to Francis I’s mother, Louise of Savoy, princess of the ducal house of Savoy. It may also refer to the white cross of the French armies.

— 1 year ago with 75 notes

livelymorgue:

Aug. 14, 1931: A handwritten caption in pencil identifies these sharpshooters with shotguns as a motorcycle patrol in Central Park. Photo: The New York Times

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frenchhistory:


Armorial dit “Le Breton” du nom du propriétaire l’ayant fait relier à ses armes “Hector Le Breton, sieur de la Doinneterie” héraut d’armes de France au titre de Montjoie (1615-1642).
Armorial said “Armorial Le Breton”, owned by Hector Le Breton, sieur de la Doinnerie, heral with the title of Montjoie (1615-1642)
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Its confection was realised in two times : a first part was painted around the end of the 13th century/beginning of th 14th century and a second around the 15th century. It depictes a thousand of painted coat of arms. Most of them belonged to real people, but some to heroes and legendary characters (such as King Arthur or Hector of Troy). It is one of the oldest French heraldic corpus.

frenchhistory:

Armorial dit “Le Breton” du nom du propriétaire l’ayant fait relier à ses armes “Hector Le Breton, sieur de la Doinneterie” héraut d’armes de France au titre de Montjoie (1615-1642).

Armorial said “Armorial Le Breton”, owned by Hector Le Breton, sieur de la Doinnerie, heral with the title of Montjoie (1615-1642)

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Its confection was realised in two times : a first part was painted around the end of the 13th century/beginning of th 14th century and a second around the 15th century. It depictes a thousand of painted coat of arms. Most of them belonged to real people, but some to heroes and legendary characters (such as King Arthur or Hector of Troy). It is one of the oldest French heraldic corpus.

— 1 year ago with 70 notes
todaysdocument:

200 years ago today, the War of 1812 was formally declared.
todaysdocument:

Act of June 18, 1812 - Declaration of War with Great Britain 
The War of 1812 formally began on June 18, 1812, when President James Madison signed the this act into law.  
If you look closely you can see President Madison’s signature on the left.  

todaysdocument:

200 years ago today, the War of 1812 was formally declared.

todaysdocument:

Act of June 18, 1812 - Declaration of War with Great Britain 

The War of 1812 formally began on June 18, 1812, when President James Madison signed the this act into law.  

If you look closely you can see President Madison’s signature on the left.  

— 1 year ago with 97 notes
todaysdocument:

Plan of One Tower for the East River Bridge, 1867
When it opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world.   Designed and built by German-born John A. Roebling and his son, Washington A. Roebling, the bridge connected New York and Brooklyn. The remarkable design used Roebling’s patented system of steel wire cable construction. Its graceful limestone and granite towers, pictured here, took 5 years to build.

todaysdocument:

Plan of One Tower for the East River Bridge, 1867

When it opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world.   Designed and built by German-born John A. Roebling and his son, Washington A. Roebling, the bridge connected New York and Brooklyn. The remarkable design used Roebling’s patented system of steel wire cable construction. Its graceful limestone and granite towers, pictured here, took 5 years to build.

(Source: research.archives.gov)

— 1 year ago with 75 notes
the-seed-of-europe:

US Navy poster by J.C. Leyendecker, 1917.

the-seed-of-europe:

US Navy poster by J.C. Leyendecker, 1917.

(via the-seed-of-europe)

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legrandcirque:

Princess Mathilde of Bavaria (1877–1906), daughter of Ludwig III, ca. 1905.

legrandcirque:

Princess Mathilde of Bavaria (1877–1906), daughter of Ludwig III, ca. 1905.

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Roman du Chevalier Tristan et de la reine Yseult (écrit par Gassien de Poitiers)

Page de garde du troisième volume, armes de Jean du Mas. Comment la veille de la Pentecôte le Roi Arthur devait tenir cour pleine, Lancelot conduit par une demoiselle à l’abbaye, adoubement de Galaad à l’abbaye, apparition du Graal à la table ronde


Espinques Evrard d’ (15e siècle) enlumineur

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Roman du Chevalier Tristan et de la reine Yseult (écrit par Gassien de Poitiers)
Page de garde du troisième volume, armes de Jean du Mas. Comment la veille de la Pentecôte le Roi Arthur devait tenir cour pleine, Lancelot conduit par une demoiselle à l’abbaye, adoubement de Galaad à l’abbaye, apparition du Graal à la table ronde
Espinques Evrard d’ (15e siècle) enlumineur

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(Source: frenchhistory)

— 1 year ago with 60 notes
futurejournalismproject:

Titanic, Third Class (Emigrant) Ticket
One hundred years ago today the Titanic left Southampton England en route to France and then Ireland to pick up additional passengers for its maiden voyage.
Four days later it hit an iceberg 375 miles south of Newfoundland.
If you were a third class passenger, your chance of survival was 25 percent. 
First class passengers had a 62 percent survival rate. Second class passengers had a 41 percent survival rate. The crew had a 24 percent survival rate.
Image: An Emigrant — or third class — ticket for Lillian Asplund. Via Boston.com.

futurejournalismproject:

Titanic, Third Class (Emigrant) Ticket

One hundred years ago today the Titanic left Southampton England en route to France and then Ireland to pick up additional passengers for its maiden voyage.

Four days later it hit an iceberg 375 miles south of Newfoundland.

If you were a third class passenger, your chance of survival was 25 percent

First class passengers had a 62 percent survival rate. Second class passengers had a 41 percent survival rate. The crew had a 24 percent survival rate.

Image: An Emigrant — or third class — ticket for Lillian Asplund. Via Boston.com.

— 2 years ago with 39 notes
leadingtone:

Manuscript in short score: Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande, Act I, Sc. 1.
(Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Coll., Yale Univ.)
I find it interesting that something in the musical hand of Debussy seems to reflect the core values of French music in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries—contrary to the often aired popular misconception of “Impressionism” in music as a careless, hedonistic color wash, precision, balance, and finely measured detail are at the heart of the French school. But it is true that, as with the art of the period, these musical canvases are meant to be appreciated from a certain careful distance. 

leadingtone:

Manuscript in short score: Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande, Act I, Sc. 1.

(Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Coll., Yale Univ.)

I find it interesting that something in the musical hand of Debussy seems to reflect the core values of French music in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries—contrary to the often aired popular misconception of “Impressionism” in music as a careless, hedonistic color wash, precision, balance, and finely measured detail are at the heart of the French school. But it is true that, as with the art of the period, these musical canvases are meant to be appreciated from a certain careful distance. 

— 2 years ago with 67 notes