Monday, February 3, 2014

Politics Inside Out, 1787

Politics Inside Out_a Farce by T. Harmar, 1787, Yale University Lewis Walpole Library.

A Prussian grenadier and an English tar threaten a fat Dutchman, who pleads with a nearby Frenchman to save him. Begging his leave, the Frenchman backs away, leaving the Dutchman in a very poor spot.

Lifting his fists in a menacing pose, the tar wears a wider brimmed round hat. His neckcloth is striped. The jacket has wide lapels bordered in tape. His waistcoat is a solid color, but it is impossible to tell the arrangement of buttons. Striped trousers complete his ensemble, ending at shoes with oval shaped buckles.

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