Category Archives: Allegory

Charlemagne Receives a Water Clock, by Harold DeLay

DescriptionEnglish: “The Value of Time,” by Harold DeLay, from an advertisement for Elgin watches. It depicts Charlemagne receiving the gift of a water clock sent by the Caliph Haroun-al-Raschid.
Date1922
SourceAdvertisement for Elgin watches in Shadowland (https://archive.org/details/phojun22chic/page/n539/mode/2up?view=theater)
AuthorHarold S. De Lay

An Old French Song, by Leo Kober

Life’s span is brief (La vie est brève)

Dreams.…fond belief (Un peu de rêve)

Of love a ray (Un peu d’amour)

And then—good day! (Et puis—bon jour !)

Ah, vain is life (La vie est vaine)

With hate, with strife (Un peu de haine)

Hope looms up bright (Un peu d’espoir)

But then—good night! (Et puis—bon soir !)

DescriptionEnglish: Illustrations by Leo Kober
Date1922
SourceShadowland (https://archive.org/details/shadowland07brew/page/n139/mode/2up?view=theater)
AuthorLeo Kober

Racing with Time, by Harold DeLay

DescriptionEnglish: “Racing with Time,” by Harold DeLay, from an advertisement for Elgin watches. “ ‘Racing With Time,’ DeLay’s spirited painting for this month, is typical of the upward, onward urge of civilization.”
Date1922
SourceAdvertisement in Shadowland (https://archive.org/details/shadowland07brew/page/n87/mode/2up?view=theater)
AuthorHarold S. DeLay