Category Archives: Allegory

A Snake with Its Tail in its Mouth, Symbolizing Eternity

English:?A snake with its tail in its mouth, symbolizing eternity
Source Symbola et Emblemata?(
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

English: Allegorical printer’s ornaments from 1830
Source Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments from the Letter-Foundry of J. Howe, & Co., Philadelphia, 1830 (
Author Anonymous

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Gold Medal from the Exposition universelle internationale de 1878

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)
Source Books and Notions, January, 1892 (
Author Unknown engraver