Category Archives: Allegory

A Snake with Its Tail in its Mouth, Symbolizing Eternity

Description
English: A snake with its tail in its mouth, symbolizing eternity
Date
Source Symbola et Emblemata (https://archive.org/details/symbolaetemblema00lafe/page/n5/mode/2up?q=slang)
Author Daniel de La Feuille

The moral: Finisque ab origine pendet. The end dependeth from the beginning.

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Some Allegorical Ornaments from 1830

Description
English: Allegorical printer’s ornaments from 1830
Date
Source Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments from the Letter-Foundry of J. Howe, & Co., Philadelphia, 1830 (https://archive.org/details/specimenofprinti00jhow/page/n5)
Author Anonymous

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Gold Medal from the Exposition universelle internationale de 1878

Description
English: Illustration of a gold medal from the 1878 Exposition universelle internationale in Paris (won by Byron Weston of Dalton, Mass., for Linen Record and Ledger Paper)
Date
Source Books and Notions, January, 1892 (https://archive.org/details/stationeryoffic189293toro/page/n25)
Author Unknown engraver