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jaded-mandarin:

Georg Engelhardt Schröder. Detail from Portrait of Fredrik I, King of Sweden, 18th Century.

jaded-mandarin:

Georg Engelhardt Schröder. Detail from Portrait of Fredrik I, King of Sweden, 18th Century.

peashooter85:

A fine and rare presentation quality silver mounted flintlock pistol.  Crafted by Michael Barnett of London, silver working done by J. Knubley of London.  Dated to 1786.

Sold at Auction: £16,250 (US$ 27,183)

art-of-swords:

Smallsword

  • Dated: circa 1700 — 1730
  • Medium: steel, silver
  • Techniques: casting - sword; gilding - hilt; etching - blade

The Small sword features an etched blade, silver hilt of boat-shell form, and knuckle-guard screwed to pommel. The hilt bears the Amsterdam town mark.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

fripperiesandfobs:

Robe a la francaise ca. 1755-60
From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

fripperiesandfobs:

Robe a la francaise ca. 1755-60

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

minutemanworld:

Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams regarding the defeat of Washington on Long Island.

I assure you, We are as much at a Loss, about Affairs at New York, as you are. In general, our Generals were out generalled on Long Island, and Sullivan and Stirling with 1000 Men were made Prisoners …
Wherever the Men of War have approached, our Militia have most manfully turned their backs and run away, Officers and Men, like sturdy fellows — and their panicks have sometimes seized the regular Regiments.
You are told that a Regiment of Yorkers behaved ill, and it may be true, but I can tell you that several Regiments of Massachusetts Men have behaved ill, too.
October 8, 1776

John Adams has some wonderfully sarcastic lines in most of his letters and documents. I particularly enjoyed the line “our militia manly turned their backs”, which reminds me a bit of troubadour in Monty Python and the Holy Grail singing “And Sir Robin bravely ran away.” 

minutemanworld:

Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams regarding the defeat of Washington on Long Island.

I assure you, We are as much at a Loss, about Affairs at New York, as you are. In general, our Generals were out generalled on Long Island, and Sullivan and Stirling with 1000 Men were made Prisoners …

Wherever the Men of War have approached, our Militia have most manfully turned their backs and run away, Officers and Men, like sturdy fellows — and their panicks have sometimes seized the regular Regiments.

You are told that a Regiment of Yorkers behaved ill, and it may be true, but I can tell you that several Regiments of Massachusetts Men have behaved ill, too.

October 8, 1776

John Adams has some wonderfully sarcastic lines in most of his letters and documents. I particularly enjoyed the line “our militia manly turned their backs”, which reminds me a bit of troubadour in Monty Python and the Holy Grail singing “And Sir Robin bravely ran away.” 

minutemanworld:

Washington’s commission naming him Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 19, 1775. 

minutemanworld:

Washington’s commission naming him Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 19, 1775. 

jaded-mandarin:

Angelica Kauffmann. Portrait of a Woman, 1764.

jaded-mandarin:

Angelica Kauffmann. Portrait of a Woman, 1764.

jaded-mandarin:

Mather Brown. General George Eliott, 1790.

jaded-mandarin:

Mather Brown. General George Eliott, 1790.

gentlemaninkhaki:

"Captain John Clayton Cowell, 1st Regiment of Foot" by William Beechey, 1796
The Soldier in the background wears a fur knapsack, and ‘American’ trousers- Which functioned as both breeches and gaiters for Troops serving in the West Indies and the Southern theater in the American revolution.

gentlemaninkhaki:

"Captain John Clayton Cowell, 1st Regiment of Foot" by William Beechey, 1796

The Soldier in the background wears a fur knapsack, and ‘American’ trousers- Which functioned as both breeches and gaiters for Troops serving in the West Indies and the Southern theater in the American revolution.

art-of-swords:

Parade Partisan 

  • Dated: 18th century
  • Culture: German
  • Medium and Technique: blued, etched and gilded steel, wooden haft with orginal steel base spike, silk tassel with alternating blue and gold bands
  • Measurements: overall - l:258.45 cm (l:101 3/4 inches). Wt: 3.68 kg

Belonged to the Bodyguard of August Wilhelm, Duke of Brunswick- Wolfenbüttel [1662-1731].

Source: Copyright © 2014 Cleveland Museum of Art

whenasinsilks:

Stays, silk damask lined with linen, stiffened with whalebone and bound with silk tape and kid leather, c. 1750, French.

whenasinsilks:

Stays, silk damask lined with linen, stiffened with whalebone and bound with silk tape and kid leather, c. 1750, French.

paintingispoetry:


Benjamin West, Cymon and Iphigenia detail, 1773

paintingispoetry:

Benjamin West, Cymon and Iphigenia detail, 1773

jaded-mandarin:

Thomas Gainsborough. Detail from A Couple in a Landscape, 1753.

jaded-mandarin:

Thomas Gainsborough. Detail from A Couple in a Landscape, 1753.

jaded-mandarin:

Tiepolo. Detail from Vision of St. Paschal Baylon, 1767.

jaded-mandarin:

Tiepolo. Detail from Vision of St. Paschal Baylon, 1767.

peashooter85:

A set of French flintlock hand mortars/grenade launchers, 18th century.

peashooter85:

A set of French flintlock hand mortars/grenade launchers, 18th century.