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The Practical Book of Oriental Rugs
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A Gordon Highlander Possibly in India
This photograph is a particular favorite of mine. The beautiful sepia tones and sort of pearly finish might be clues that it was taken in India. Another dead giveaway (a very bad pun) might be the leopard skin on which the soldier is standing, which seems to have been a di rigour prop for many of the photograph studios in India at the time. (This is not a hard and fast rule, however, as photographs from other studios in other places do turn up with leopard skins.) The back of the photograph is bereft of any message or identification of the young Scottish soldier. The only things that can be identified with any certainty are his cap badge and collar badges, which when viewed in a closeup reveal that he is a member of the Gordon Highlanders, a Scottish regiment with a long and noble history going back over two centuries. The style of cap the soldier is wearing is called a Glengarry, and it has ribbons hanging down in the back which are not visible in the photograph. Although he is not wearing a sporran, he wears a cutaway tunic, which was designed so that a sporran could be worn and not covered up by the tunic. Since the traditional kilt does not have pockets, the sporran serves as a wallet and container for any other necessary personal items. He carries a bamboo swagger stick loosely in his hands. Standing on an Oriental rug in front of a beautifully painted backdrop with his hand resting casually on a carved, diamond-tufted side chair, he presents quite the elegant picture - a far cry from the interior of the usual military barracks in British India. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ HISTORY OF THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS Early History Originally known as the 100th Regiment of Foot, and later the 92nd Highlanders, The Gordons were raised specifically to fight the French and for the first 20 years that is exactly what they did. Their service took them to the Netherlands, Egypt, Denmark, Portugal and Spain before fighting into France itself. By the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the Regiment had established a reputation as one of the most effective and dependable units in the British Army. India As well as fighting the French in Europe, Britain was expanding its presence in India. In 1787, a new Regiment called the 75th Highlanders was raised, this newly formed Regiment spent the next 20 years in southern India, fighting to extend British rule. Both the 75th and the 92nd saw hard service in India, including the quelling of the Indian Rebellion in 1857. In 1881, the 75th merged with the 92nd, becoming the 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders. Afghanistan & The North-West Frontier The volatile politics of the mountainous North-West Frontier was a constant source of trouble for the British and became the scene for some of the Gordons’ most famous and heroic actions. In 1879, the 92nd fought in the Second Afghan War, taking part in the epic 23-day march from Kabul to Kandahar. In 1879, the 1st Battalion of the newly-enlarged Gordon Highlanders achieved enormous fame when it stormed the Heights of Dargai. During this period four Victoria Crosses were awarded. South Africa – The Boer Wars Immediately after the Regiment’s success in Afghanistan in 1879-80, it was sent to South Africa where the war was brewing between Britain and the Boers: settlers of Dutch and French origin fighting over their independence. At the Battle of Majuba on 27th February 1881, a force of 550 men, including three companies of the 92nd, was forced to retreat after a British attack ended in failure. Twenty years later the same issues led to a much larger war with the Boers. Between 1899 and 1902, both Battalions of The Gordon Highlanders saw continuous action in a long and difficult war. During this intense period of action 6 Victoria Crosses were awarded to the Regiment. World War One The sheer scale of the conflict in the Great War, and the enormous demand for men, transformed The Gordon Highlanders. Between 1914 and 1918, the Regiment kept 9 Battalions on the Western Front. By the end of the war they had been awarded 65 new Battle Honours and suffered over 29,000 casualties, 9,000 of whom died. Almost every community and family in the North East, and many elsewhere, were affected. World War Two Europe & North Africa The Second World War began badly for Britain. For The Gordon Highlanders, two Battalions of the Regiment, the 1st and the 5th, were forced to surrender at St Valery in France in 1940, along with most of the 51st Highland Division. Yet both Battalions, together with their Division, were quickly reformed and fought with distinction in North Africa and Sicily. They returned to North West Europe on D-Day, 6th June 1944, and fought their way, along with the 2nd Battalion, from Normandy, through France, Belgium and the Netherlands to victory in Germany in April 1945. Far East Tragically, the same happened in the Far East, in February 1942, when the 2nd Gordons weNYC - Ladies Mile: ABC Carpet
ABC Carpet dates back to 1897 when Sam Weinrib, a newly-arrived Austrian immigrant began to sell used carpet and unusual fabrics in a pushcart on the crowded streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Sam’s son, Max, turned the mobile business into a discount carpet store and Max’s son, Jerome, now Chairman of ABC, moved that store to its current location at Broadway and East 19th Street in 1961 and began to transform his family’s modest floorcovering business into the largest rug and carpet store in the world. In the early 1980s, the fourth generation, Jerome’s daughter, Paulette joined the company. Today, ABC Carpet and Home occupies two landmark buildings in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, allowing for almost 350,000 square feet of retail space--881 Broadway (the former Arnold Constable Building) and 888 Broadway (the former W. & J. Sloane building). The former W. & J. Sloane Building, a red red-brick and chocolate building was built by W. Wheeler Smith in 1881-82. It was formerly W&J Sloane (1881-1912), a carpet store that introduced oriental rugs to New York, carpeted the Waldorf-Astoria, the coronation of Czar Nicholas II and the homes of New York's elite. W(illiam) Sloane was the foreman of the jury that convicted Boss Tweed in 1873. The Ladies Mile Historic District, an irregular district defined roughly from 18th Street to 24th Street and Park Avenue South to Avenue of the Americas, preserves 440 buildings on 28 blocks. Between the Civil War and World War I, the district was the location of some of New York's most famous department stores, including Lord & Taylor, B. Altman, W. & J. Sloane, Arnold Constable, Best & Co., and Bergdorf Goodman. Also included is Daniel H. Burnham's Flatiron Building, at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street; most of the Ladies' Mile Historic District lies within the Manhattan neighborhood named after that building, the Flatiron District. The Ladies Mile Historic District was designated a historic district by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1989.
-249559753388 Size: Runner 2'3" x 8' Hand made contemporary rug Drawing inspiration from the neoclassical, art deco, and pop art movements, Contempo embraces early 20th century style with a modern twist. Featuring high fashion color palettes that exude elegance, glamour, and functionality, these distinctive motifs compliment casual and contemporary interiors. Each rug is hand-tufted of exquisite wool to provide density with a luxuriously soft hand. Contemporary design motif any room Made in India Hand-tufted with wool / viscose material Features: -Construction: Handmade. -Technique: Tufted. -Material: Wool/Viscose. -Origin: India. -Collection: Contempo. -Color: Verona. -Pile height: 0.433''. -Available in the following sizes:. -3'6'' x 5'6''. -5' x 8'. -8' x 10'6''. -10' x 13'. -2'3'' x 8' runner. Note: Please be aware that actual colors may vary from those shown on your screen. Accent rugs may also not show the entire pattern that the corresponding area rugs have. Additionally, rugs 8' x 10' and larger may ship Truck Freight.Similar posts:
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