Posts tagged ‘belt bag’

January 14, 2013

The Rump

or, An Exact Collection of the Choicest Poems and Songs relating to the late times and continued by the Most Eminent Witts from AD 1639 to 1662.

By Alexamder Broome, printed in 1662, engraving by Richard Gaywood. The plate was reworked several years later for another publication and the centre image was replaced. However, there are some nice details to look at.


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Centre top a woman in a pointed coif preaches from a tub whilst some soldiers and women look on.


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Here is the “puritan” on the left hand side in a ruff, doublet and breeches. He’s also wearing a belt bag on his waist belt.


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And the covenanter on the left. Note the check plaid, his trews and the engraver’s idea of a Scot’s bonnet.


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This picture from the opposite page shows a bunch of guys preparing to roast a rump of beef. All are wearing short tabbed doublets and unconfined breeches, a more 1650 fashion, which would coincide roughly with the date of publication. Nice shoes too!


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February 21, 2012

The Cunning Northern Beggar

“….vvho all the by-standers doth earnestly pray, to bestow a penny upon him to day : to the tune of Tom of Bedlam”. Broadside from 1646. A host of interesting detail here. The beggar’s hose and breeches are threadbare but he has startupp boots on his feet and two large bags hanging from his belt.  Two “ladies” in the background with uncovered heads. Maybe the one on the right is wearing a gown? It looks like an all in one full length garment.

January 20, 2012

A Tankerd Bearer

1655 Cries of London