Washington Listens to Wagner

Published:September 24, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe

The above images are from An Alphabet of Celebrities (1899) by Oliver Herford (1863–1935), a writer, author, and illustrator known for saying things like “The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven’t seen the joke yet,” or “A man is known by the silence he keeps.”

At top is the opening image, then one that references Edgar Allan Poe, and finally one that mentions George Washington. (Via Public Domain Review)