Hungry fox eyes grapes just out of reach. "People very often pretend to dislike things that they are not able to get."

The Fox and the Grapes

Hungry fox eyes grapes just out of reach. "People very often pretend to dislike things that they are…

Grapes tailpiece.

Fruit Tailpiece

Grapes tailpiece.

Grape harvesting in France.

Grape harvesting

Grape harvesting in France.

Grapes grow in clusters on vining stems.

Grape

Grapes grow in clusters on vining stems.

Grapes grow on a vine and can be used for fruit or wine.

Grape Vine

Grapes grow on a vine and can be used for fruit or wine.

Forty-five inches in length, the great bustard feeds on green wheat, grapes, trefoil, and other vegetable substances.

Great Bustard

Forty-five inches in length, the great bustard feeds on green wheat, grapes, trefoil, and other vegetable…

Scene from the story, "The Fox and the Grapes."

Fox and Grapes

Scene from the story, "The Fox and the Grapes."

"Thyrsus, a pole carried by Bacchus, and by Satyrs, Maenades, and others who engaged in Bacchic festivities and rites. It was sometimes terminated by the apple of the pine, or fir-cone, that tree being dedicated to Bacchus in consequence of the use of the turpentine which flowed from it, and also of its cones, in making wine. The monuments of ancient art, however, most commonly exhibit, instead of the pine-apple, a bunch of vine or ivy leaves, with grapes or berries, arranged into the form of a cone. The annexed cut shows the head of a thyrsus composed of the leaves and berries of the ivy, and surrounded by acanthus leaves. The fabulous history of Bacchus relates that he converted the thyrsi carried by himself and his followers into dangerous weapons, by concealing an iron point in the head of the leaves." &mdash Smith; 1873

Thyrsus

"Thyrsus, a pole carried by Bacchus, and by Satyrs, Maenades, and others who engaged in Bacchic festivities…

"The following is a representation of a wine-press, in which the grapes are squeezed in a bag." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian wine-press

"The following is a representation of a wine-press, in which the grapes are squeezed in a bag." —…

"Copied from the wall of a house in Pompeii, representing the vintagers treading grapes with their feet." — Goodrich, 1844

Winemaking

"Copied from the wall of a house in Pompeii, representing the vintagers treading grapes with their feet."…

"In Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and elsewhere the manufacture of wine from grapes is an important industry of the people." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Wine growing

"In Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and elsewhere the manufacture of wine from grapes is an important…

A bunch of grapes.

Grapes

A bunch of grapes.

A racemose gland, which is a gland where the ducts are branched and clustered like grapes.

Racemose Gland

A racemose gland, which is a gland where the ducts are branched and clustered like grapes.

A decorative banner of grapes on a grapevine.

Grapevine

A decorative banner of grapes on a grapevine.

A decorative divider of fruit.

Fruit Divider

A decorative divider of fruit.

A decorative divider with griffins, cornucopias, grapes, and leaves.

Greek Divider

A decorative divider with griffins, cornucopias, grapes, and leaves.

A decorative divider with griffins, Greek statues, and cornucopias.

Greek Divider

A decorative divider with griffins, Greek statues, and cornucopias.

"Cuttlefish are probably the most interesting animals of [the cephalopoda] order. They live for five or six years, and lay eggs, which are large and generally found in clusters, and are known to fishermen as sea-grapes."

Sepia Officinalis (Linnaeus)

"Cuttlefish are probably the most interesting animals of [the cephalopoda] order. They live for five…

A wine press is a device used to extract juice from crushed grapes during wine making.

Wine Press

A wine press is a device used to extract juice from crushed grapes during wine making.

"Vitis vinifera. 1. a flower; 2. the same casting its petals; 3. the pistil and stamens; 4. a section of the ovary; 5. of the seed." -Lindley, 1853

Common Grapevine

"Vitis vinifera. 1. a flower; 2. the same casting its petals; 3. the pistil and stamens; 4. a section…

An illustration of a fruit basket including grapes, pears, apples, and bananas.

Fruit Basket

An illustration of a fruit basket including grapes, pears, apples, and bananas.

An illustration of a bunch of red grapes.

Red Grapes

An illustration of a bunch of red grapes.

An illustration of a bunch of raisins.

Raisins

An illustration of a bunch of raisins.

"Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes." -KJV, Song of Solomon 2:15

Song of Solomon Rebus

"Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes." -KJV,…

An illustration of a bunch of grapes.

Grapes

An illustration of a bunch of grapes.

This margin drawing was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1515. It is found in the prayer book of Emperor Maximilian. It is a combination of scrolling leaves, an oval shape on the bottom with the year 1515 in its center, and a lion directly above it. At the very top is a cornucopia filled with grapes and a bird eating out of it.

Margin Drawing

This margin drawing was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1515. It is found in the prayer…

Albrecht Dürer's Pirkheimer Border is a woodcut that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1513. It has a design of a combination of ribbons, grapes, columns and angels holding a shield at the bottom. A woodcut is created by carving an image on a wooden block and rolling ink over that surface, and then printing it on paper.

Albrecht Dürer's Pirkheinmer Border

Albrecht Dürer's Pirkheimer Border is a woodcut that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer…

This flower holder has a cup that is decorated in grapes and leaves, and a handle that is a twisted stem.

Flower Holder

This flower holder has a cup that is decorated in grapes and leaves, and a handle that is a twisted…

This vase is designed with grapes vines. It is used to display flowers.

Vase

This vase is designed with grapes vines. It is used to display flowers.

This vase is designed with grapes vines. It is used to display flowers.

Vase

This vase is designed with grapes vines. It is used to display flowers.

This vase is designed with grapes vines. It is used to display flowers.

Vase

This vase is designed with grapes vines. It is used to display flowers.

This sculpture represents Bacchus the Greek God of wine eating grapes.

Sculpture

This sculpture represents Bacchus the Greek God of wine eating grapes.

This bible cover is carved in boxwood. It is engraved with arrangements of wheat, grapes and flowers.

Bible Cover

This bible cover is carved in boxwood. It is engraved with arrangements of wheat, grapes and flowers.

This claret jug is decorated with a grape vine, its leaves and grapes. The handle is a grape vine.

Claret Jug

This claret jug is decorated with a grape vine, its leaves and grapes. The handle is a grape vine.

This flower stand is designed with two vines wrapped around each other, and a bunch of grapes at the very top.

Flower Stand

This flower stand is designed with two vines wrapped around each other, and a bunch of grapes at the…

This brooch is delicately designed with leaves and bunches of grapes. In the center is an enamel painting of a woman and her child.

Brooch

This brooch is delicately designed with leaves and bunches of grapes. In the center is an enamel painting…

This jug was made in Malta. It has a grape vine, with grapes and leaves around the center. The handle is designed in a leaf and vine style.

Jug

This jug was made in Malta. It has a grape vine, with grapes and leaves around the center. The handle…

Pitters and seeders were an inventor's dream. This ingenious little machine was used to take seeds out of raisins. Today most of the grapes and raisins variants are grown seedless, but only a few decades ago this was not the case. In the 19th and very early 20th century, raisins came with seeds. To extract them you needed a seeder, which was used in the home. The instructions embossed on metal frame of this seeder are "wet the raisins." The seeder is meant to clamp onto the edge of a table. Then the raisin was placed in the "cup" on top, the handle was turned to move two wheels that moved in opposite directions. One wheel has small spike-like extrusions and is of metal, the other is made of what looks like a hard rubber.

Agricultural Raisin Seeder

Pitters and seeders were an inventor's dream. This ingenious little machine was used to take seeds out…

Variety of grapes, featuring small dark berries; native to Texas.

Vitis Cinerea

Variety of grapes, featuring small dark berries; native to Texas.

"When a grapevine is first set in a vineyard, it closely resembles the plant shown in [the image]. Such a rooted cutting may be one or two years old, the former being preferable in the majority of cases. The cane is cut back to two buds, and during the first season its shoots are allowed to lie prone upon the surface of the soil."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Rooted Grape Cutting

"When a grapevine is first set in a vineyard, it closely resembles the plant shown in [the image]. Such…

Illustrated are grapes ruined by black rot.

Rotted Grapes

Illustrated are grapes ruined by black rot.

Illustrated is a blight of grapes due to some constitutional disorder. The leaves die first at the edges.

Blight of Grapes

Illustrated is a blight of grapes due to some constitutional disorder. The leaves die first at the edges.

Spanish lime and genip are the common names of <i>melicocca bijuga</i>. The fruits are about the same size and shape as plums. The fruit has a pleasant flavor similar to grapes.

Spanish Lime

Spanish lime and genip are the common names of melicocca bijuga. The fruits are about the same size…

Moonseed is the common name of <i>menispermum canadense</i>. The flowers are greenish white and grow in loose clusters. The fruit is bluish black and resembles small grapes.

Moonseed

Moonseed is the common name of menispermum canadense. The flowers are greenish white and grow in loose…

A press, where grapes are stepped on to make wine.

Press

A press, where grapes are stepped on to make wine.

Grape vines.

Vines

Grape vines.

A medal of Abila, representing the head of Faustina, wife of emperor Marcus Aurelius on one side. The other side depicts a bunch of grapes with the inscription LEUK ABILA and the date 236.

Medal of Abila

A medal of Abila, representing the head of Faustina, wife of emperor Marcus Aurelius on one side. The…