"One of a series of short pieces of metal sliding in slot-holes formed in overlapping plates of armor, replacing the common appliance of riveting to straps of leather or similar material. Image: Tasset of Plates, Almain-rivet Armor, 15th century."-Whitney, 1902

Almain-rivet

"One of a series of short pieces of metal sliding in slot-holes formed in overlapping plates of armor,…

The Coffer Architectural frame of the German Renaissance, was a round shape that is surrounded by an ornate frame that is symmetrical on all sides, without regard to the top and bottom.

Coffer Frame

The Coffer Architectural frame of the German Renaissance, was a round shape that is surrounded by an…

The German 17th century Architectural frame was an oblong shape that was surrounded by an ornate frame that is symmetrical on all sides., without regard to the top and bottom.

German 17th Century Architectural Frame

The German 17th century Architectural frame was an oblong shape that was surrounded by an ornate frame…

The German Renaissance Architectural frame had a small niche in the middle or curved out hole as a design.

German Renaissance Architectural Frame

The German Renaissance Architectural frame had a small niche in the middle or curved out hole as a design.

This modern frame was made in the style of the German Renaissance. It has an oblong shape in the center that is surrounded by an ornate design which is symmetrical on all sides, without regard to the bottom or top of the frame.

Modern Architectural Frame

This modern frame was made in the style of the German Renaissance. It has an oblong shape in the center…

The pulpit Architectural frame was a German frame that was dated between 1595 to 1597. It had the general shape of an erect triangle that has a cresting feature, free-ending upwards.

Pulpit Frame

The pulpit Architectural frame was a German frame that was dated between 1595 to 1597. It had the general…

"This enterprising merchant, founder of the American Fur Company, was born in a village near Heidelberg, in Germany." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

John Jacob Astor

"This enterprising merchant, founder of the American Fur Company, was born in a village near Heidelberg,…

Otto von Bismarck was the Duke of Lauenburg, Prime Minister of Prussia, and Chancellor of the North German Confederation and of the German Empire.

Prince Bismarck

Otto von Bismarck was the Duke of Lauenburg, Prime Minister of Prussia, and Chancellor of the North…

A German passenger steam ship.

Steam Boat

A German passenger steam ship.

The German chair was decorated with stones.

German Chair

The German chair was decorated with stones.

The German chair was decorated with stones.

German Chair

The German chair was decorated with stones.

The German 17th century chair had openings for the hand that were carved into the wooden back of the chair. This was done for convenience in moving the chair.

German 17th Century Chair

The German 17th century chair had openings for the hand that were carved into the wooden back of the…

The German 17th century chair had openings for the hand that were carved into the wooden back of the chair. This was done for convenience in moving the chair.

German 17th Century Chair

The German 17th century chair had openings for the hand that were carved into the wooden back of the…

The German 17th century chair had openings for the hand that were carved into the wooden back of the chair. This was done for convenience in moving the chair.

German 17th Century Chair

The German 17th century chair had openings for the hand that were carved into the wooden back of the…

The German Renascence chair was made out of wood.

German Renascence chair

The German Renascence chair was made out of wood.

This chandelier is a German design. It is richly ornamented with flowers.

Chandelier

This chandelier is a German design. It is richly ornamented with flowers.

Emperor of Germany and King of Spain.

Charles V

Emperor of Germany and King of Spain.

This Renaissance circular panel is a German design.

Renaissance Circular Panel

This Renaissance circular panel is a German design.

The Renaissance circular panel is a German design made out of wrought-iron.

Renaissance Circular Panel

The Renaissance circular panel is a German design made out of wrought-iron.

This Toilet-stand clock-case was made during the German Renaissance in 1597. A slender tall cabinet, the upper and lower parts of which are provided with doors, which holds various necessary objects, while the center takes the form of a niche. Inside the niche hangs a metal water-reservoir with a lid and a drain. It also includes metal wrought-iron towel-holders.

Toilet-Stand Clock-Case

This Toilet-stand clock-case was made during the German Renaissance in 1597. A slender tall cabinet,…

This Toilet-stand clock-case was made during the German Renaissance. Made of various colored wood, it was a slender tall cabinet where the upper and lower parts included doors, which holds various necessary objects. The center takes the form of a niche and inside the niche hangs a metal water-reservoir with a lid and a drain. It also includes metal wrought-iron towel-holders.

Toilet-Stand Clock-Case

This Toilet-stand clock-case was made during the German Renaissance. Made of various colored wood, it…

This Renaissance console is a German design found in a castle in Baden-Baden. It imitates the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles.

Renaissance Console

This Renaissance console is a German design found in a castle in Baden-Baden. It imitates the Doric,…

This Renaissance console is a German design found in a castle in Baden-Baden. It imitates the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles.

Renaissance Console

This Renaissance console is a German design found in a castle in Baden-Baden. It imitates the Doric,…

This Renaissance console is a German design found in the Heidelberg castle. It imitates the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles.

Renaissance Console

This Renaissance console is a German design found in the Heidelberg castle. It imitates the Doric, Ionic…

This Renaissance console is shown in its front and side view. It is a Late French design that is a Triglyph-console.

Renaissance Console

This Renaissance console is shown in its front and side view. It is a Late French design that is a Triglyph-console.

A crystal cross set in enameled gold created by a German craftsman in the 16th century.

Cross

A crystal cross set in enameled gold created by a German craftsman in the 16th century.

This covered cup was made in Moscow, Russia in a German 15th century style. The cup is footed with a geometric like design.

Covered, Cup

This covered cup was made in Moscow, Russia in a German 15th century style. The cup is footed with a…

This covered cup was made in Moscow, Russia in a German 15th century style. It has a handle and is in a geometric like design.

Covered, Cup

This covered cup was made in Moscow, Russia in a German 15th century style. It has a handle and is in…

This covered cup was made in Moscow, Russia in a German 15th century style. It has a handle and is in a geometric like design.

Covered, Cup

This covered cup was made in Moscow, Russia in a German 15th century style. It has a handle and is in…

Ernst Curtius (September 2, 1814 – July 11, 1896) was a German archaeologist and historian.

Ernst Curtius

Ernst Curtius (September 2, 1814 – July 11, 1896) was a German archaeologist and historian.

(1751-1780) German soldier who fought along Lafayette in the American Revolutionary war

Baron De Kalb

(1751-1780) German soldier who fought along Lafayette in the American Revolutionary war

The Arms of Death is an engraving that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1503. It shows a woman standing behind a helmet that is topped with eagle wings and a large skull on the bottom.

The Arms of Death

The Arms of Death is an engraving that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1503. It…

The Dolphin Design is part of an address by German artists, given to King Humbert of Italy.

Dolphin Design

The Dolphin Design is part of an address by German artists, given to King Humbert of Italy.

The Dolphin Design is part of an address by German artists, given to King Humbert of Italy.

Dolphin Design

The Dolphin Design is part of an address by German artists, given to King Humbert of Italy.

The Laurel Garland Eagle is a Modern German design by Rauch.

Laurel Garland Eagle

The Laurel Garland Eagle is a Modern German design by Rauch.

The Old Frankish earring is a pendant that is free-ending with different moveable parts.

Old Frankish Earring

The Old Frankish earring is a pendant that is free-ending with different moveable parts.

This Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design that was typically found as a design on the covers of books.

Renaissance Elliptic Panel

This Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design that was typically found as a design on the covers…

This Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design that was typically found as a design on the covers of books.

Renaissance Elliptic Panel

This Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design that was typically found as a design on the covers…

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

Renaissance Elliptic Panel

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

Renaissance Elliptic Panel

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

Renaissance Elliptic Panel

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

Renaissance Elliptic Panel

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

Frederick II (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was a King of Prussia (1740–1786) from the Hohenzollern dynasty. In his role as a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, he was Frederick IV of Brandenburg. He became known as Frederick the Great and was nicknamed "Old Fritz".

Frederick II of Prussia

Frederick II (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was a King of Prussia (1740–1786) from…

Frederick III (October 18, 1831 - June 15, 1888), was German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruling for 99 days until his death on June 15, 1888. Frederick III was a war hero during the Second Schleswig War, the Austro-Prussian War, and the Franco-Prussian War before his reign as German Emperor, yet his father's unusually long reign and longevity never let Frederick III capitalize on his military successes, popularity, and youth as emperor. He was more liberal than previous German leaders and represented a possibility for the earlier liberalization of German society and government. However, Frederick III developed larynx cancer shortly before he assumed the throne which severely limited his time and effectiveness as German Emperor. After his largely ineffectual reign and lost impact on German society, his successor, Wilhelm II, abandoned any path toward liberalization that Frederick III previously leaned towards.

Frederick III, German Emperor

Frederick III (October 18, 1831 - June 15, 1888), was German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruling for…

(1871--) German Opera Singer who was particularly successful in her rendering of Wagner.

Johanna Gadski

(1871--) German Opera Singer who was particularly successful in her rendering of Wagner.

German girl doll in traditional national costume.

German doll

German girl doll in traditional national costume.

"Each is as big around as a hogshead, and about fifteen feet high; it is covered with printed manner, and has a clock near the top." —Carpenter, 1902

German street corner

"Each is as big around as a hogshead, and about fifteen feet high; it is covered with printed manner,…

German soldier, 1901

Germany: soldier 1901

German soldier, 1901

This goblet is designed in a German Gothic style. It has female figures all around the goblet. It's cover is surmounted with a standing female figure.

Goblet

This goblet is designed in a German Gothic style. It has female figures all around the goblet. It's…

A portrait of Hermann Grimm.

Hermann Grimm

A portrait of Hermann Grimm.

An early German and Gallic house.

German Habitation

An early German and Gallic house.

German composer.

George Frederick Handel

German composer.

(1732-1809) Haydn was a celebrated German composer. His most famous works are "Orpheus and Eurydice;" "Creation;" "Seasons;" "Haydn's Farewell;" "Paradise Lost;" and "Seven Words of Our Saviour on the Cross."

Joseph Haydn

(1732-1809) Haydn was a celebrated German composer. His most famous works are "Orpheus and Eurydice;"…

This Horse Head has a modern German design.

Horse Head

This Horse Head has a modern German design.

The Modern Heraldic Eagle is German.

Modern Heraldic Eagle

The Modern Heraldic Eagle is German.

(1750-1848) German astronomer who worked in England from 1772 to 1822.

Caroline Lucretia Herschel

(1750-1848) German astronomer who worked in England from 1772 to 1822.

(1738-1822) German astronomer who discovered the planet Uranus in 1781 and was appointed astronomer to King George III of England. He was knighted in 1816.

Sir William (Frederick) Herschel

(1738-1822) German astronomer who discovered the planet Uranus in 1781 and was appointed astronomer…

This door-hinge is a 16th century German design.

Door Hinge

This door-hinge is a 16th century German design.

The city of Hohkonigsburg.

Hohkonigsburg near Schlettstadt

The city of Hohkonigsburg.

German painter.

Hans Holbein

German painter.