5206/5942
Home / Albums /

Orphans

Orphans.png Paris 1607ThumbnailsNobleman Merchant and ladyParis 1607ThumbnailsNobleman Merchant and ladyParis 1607ThumbnailsNobleman Merchant and lady

-Orphans, Callots, and the Family of the Grand Coesre.--From painted Hangings and Tapestry from the Town of Rheims, executed during the Fifteenth Century.


The Grand Coesre levied a tax of twenty-four sous per annum upon the young rogues, who went about the streets pretending to shed tears, as "helpless orphans," in order to excite public sympathy.

Author
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period, by Paul Lacroix
Keywords
Beggars
Visits
608