Silly Sword Fights
oldbookillustrations:

He fought, and desperately, thrusting at the empty air.
Maurice Greiffenhagen, from Montezuma’s daughter, by Henry Rider Haggard, London, 1893.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

He fought, and desperately, thrusting at the empty air.

Maurice Greiffenhagen, from Montezuma’s daughter, by Henry Rider Haggard, London, 1893.

(Source: archive.org)

whatisaurlidonthaveone:

Chess game gone bad…..

whatisaurlidonthaveone:

Chess game gone bad…..

shihlun:

Two Women Fencing, 1891. (Unidentified Photographer)

shihlun:

Two Women Fencing, 1891. (Unidentified Photographer)

oldbookillustrations:

It was all taken care of as gentlemanly as could be.
Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. 1, by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

It was all taken care of as gentlemanly as could be.

Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. 1, by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880.

(Source: archive.org)

originallonemagpie:

From Paris in 1805… I so want a stool like this! Goes with the swords!

originallonemagpie:

From Paris in 1805… I so want a stool like this! Goes with the swords!

mudwerks:

7000-5082 (by AliceJapan ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ)
Camera negative of Evelyn Venable

mudwerks:

7000-5082 (by AliceJapan ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ)

Camera negative of Evelyn Venable

cordaf:

Overly manly man with his less known younger brother. Now with rapiers!
[Fencing class. Saint-Petersburg, 1907]

cordaf:

Overly manly man with his less known younger brother. Now with rapiers!

[Fencing class. Saint-Petersburg, 1907]