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Background imageTradition Collection: Circle Dance, 1910. Creator: Stuck, Franz, Ritter von (1863-1928)

Circle Dance, 1910. Creator: Stuck, Franz, Ritter von (1863-1928)
Circle Dance, 1910. Found in the Collection of Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw

Background imageTradition Collection: In a Russian Banya, 1916. Artist: Tikhov, Vitali Gavrilovich (1876-1939)

In a Russian Banya, 1916. Artist: Tikhov, Vitali Gavrilovich (1876-1939)
In a Russian Banya, 1916. From a private collection

Background imageTradition Collection: The wailing women, 1922. Creator: Henry Traut

The wailing women, 1922. Creator: Henry Traut
The wailing women, 1922. Paula Rendl as Mary Magdalene, Martha Veit as the Virgin Mary, Melchior Breitsamter as St John: players in the Oberammergau Passion Play

Background imageTradition Collection: The May-pole, 1866. Artist: Charles Cousen

The May-pole, 1866. Artist: Charles Cousen
The May-pole, 1866. 19th century imagining of Elizabethans celebrating May Day, an annual European tradition thought to have originated as a pagan fertility rite

Background imageTradition Collection: Dressing for the Carnival, 1877. Creator: Winslow Homer

Dressing for the Carnival, 1877. Creator: Winslow Homer
Dressing for the Carnival, 1877

Background imageTradition Collection: Maori girls rubbing noses, c1920

Maori girls rubbing noses, c1920. Illustration from Story of the British Nation, Volume IV, by Walter Hutchinson, (London, c1920s)

Background imageTradition Collection: The Duk Duk society, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, 1920

The Duk Duk society, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, 1920. Young men being initiated before they can marry. The Duk Duk is a secret society of the Tolai people of the Rabaul area of New

Background imageTradition Collection: Wassailing apple trees with hot cider in Devonshire on twelfth eve, 1861

Wassailing apple trees with hot cider in Devonshire on twelfth eve, 1861. A print from The Illustrated London News, (12 January 1861)

Background imageTradition Collection: May, 1412-1416. Artist: Paul Limbourg

May, 1412-1416. Artist: Paul Limbourg
May, 1412-1416. Lords and ladies, mounted, progressing along a road by woods, preceded by trumpeters. They are taking part in a procession to celebrate the joli mois de mai

Background imageTradition Collection: Beneath the Quadriga, May 12 1937

Beneath the Quadriga, May 12 1937. From Coronation Souvenir Book 1937, edited by Gordon Beckles. [Daily Express, London, 1937]

Background imageTradition Collection: At the Festival, 1911. Artist: Joza Uprka

At the Festival, 1911. Artist: Joza Uprka
At the Festival, 1911. From The Studio Volume 69. [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1916-17]

Background imageTradition Collection: St. Martins Day Kermis, 1565-1569. Artist: Bruegel (Brueghel), Pieter, the Elder (ca 1525-1569)

St. Martins Day Kermis, 1565-1569. Artist: Bruegel (Brueghel), Pieter, the Elder (ca 1525-1569)
St. Martins Day Kermis, 1565-1569. Found in the collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid

Background imageTradition Collection: Carol-singing in Yorkshire - drawn by John Gilbert, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Carol-singing in Yorkshire - drawn by John Gilbert, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Carol-singing in Yorkshire - drawn by John Gilbert, 1864. 'In every corner of our island this "sort of holy song," though set to secular music

Background imageTradition Collection: A Visit to the Old Folk on Christmas Eve - drawn by Alfred Hunt, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

A Visit to the Old Folk on Christmas Eve - drawn by Alfred Hunt, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
A Visit to the Old Folk on Christmas Eve - drawn by Alfred Hunt, 1864. 'If one could take a peep into all the houses in England on Christmas Day, what scenes of domestic happiness would be witnessed

Background imageTradition Collection: A Pictorial: the Second Syllable, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

A Pictorial: the Second Syllable, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
A Pictorial: the Second Syllable, 1864. Christmas entertainment. From "Illustrated London News", 1864.

Background imageTradition Collection: A Pictorial: the First Syllable, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

A Pictorial: the First Syllable, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
A Pictorial: the First Syllable, 1864. Christmas entertainment. From "Illustrated London News", 1864.

Background imageTradition Collection: A Pictorial: the Last Syllables, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

A Pictorial: the Last Syllables, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
A Pictorial: the Last Syllables, 1864. Christmas entertainment. From "Illustrated London News", 1864.

Background imageTradition Collection: The end of the year, from the episode 'The Farmer's Festival or The Twelve Months', 1546-1547

The end of the year, from the episode "The Farmer's Festival or The Twelve Months", 1546-1547. Private Collection

Background imageTradition Collection: The farmers behind the hedge, from the episode 'The Farmers' Festival or The Twelve..., 1546-1547

The farmers behind the hedge, from the episode "The Farmers' Festival or The Twelve..., 1546-1547
The farmers behind the hedge, from the episode "The Farmers' Festival or The Twelve Months", 1546-1547. Private Collection

Background imageTradition Collection: Maslenitsa doll, 1920. Creator: Mucha, Alfons Marie (1860-1939)

Maslenitsa doll, 1920. Creator: Mucha, Alfons Marie (1860-1939)
Maslenitsa doll, 1920. Private Collection

Background imageTradition Collection: Celebrations at the Tsarina Meadow (Tsaritsyn Lug) in Saint Petersburg on the day the heir..., 1859

Celebrations at the Tsarina Meadow (Tsaritsyn Lug) in Saint Petersburg on the day the heir..., 1859
Celebrations at the Tsarina Meadow (Tsaritsyn Lug) in Saint Petersburg on the day the heir to the throne comes of age, 1859. Private Collection

Background imageTradition Collection: Two musicians and a woman. Creator: Beham, Hans Sebald (1500-1550)

Two musicians and a woman. Creator: Beham, Hans Sebald (1500-1550)
Two musicians and a woman. Private Collection

Background imageTradition Collection: Summer. Creator: Brueghel, Pieter, the Younger (1564-1638)

Summer. Creator: Brueghel, Pieter, the Younger (1564-1638)
Summer. Private Collection

Background imageTradition Collection: A Pictorial: the Word, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

A Pictorial: the Word, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
A Pictorial: the Word, 1864. Christmas entertainment. From "Illustrated London News", 1864.

Background imageTradition Collection: The Gathering of the Highland Clans at Braemar Castle, in the presence of the Prince and..., 1864

The Gathering of the Highland Clans at Braemar Castle, in the presence of the Prince and..., 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Gathering of the Highland Clans at Braemar Castle, in the presence of the Prince and Princess of Wales, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Mr

Background imageTradition Collection: Imperial bath in Aachen, 1682. Creator: Luyken, Jan (Johannes) (1649-1712)

Imperial bath in Aachen, 1682. Creator: Luyken, Jan (Johannes) (1649-1712)
Imperial bath in Aachen, 1682. Found in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Background imageTradition Collection: Feast on the river bank. Creator: Donducci (Il Mastelletta), Giovanni Andrea (1575-1655)

Feast on the river bank. Creator: Donducci (Il Mastelletta), Giovanni Andrea (1575-1655)
Feast on the river bank. Found in the Collection of the Galerie Canesso.

Background imageTradition Collection: The Christmas Fair, 1872. Creator: Georg von Rosen

The Christmas Fair, 1872. Creator: Georg von Rosen
The Christmas Fair, 1872

Background imageTradition Collection: The Regalia. - 3, c1911. Creator: Unknown

The Regalia. - 3, c1911. Creator: Unknown
The Regalia. - 3, c1911. 1. Spiritual Sceptre (William IV); 2. Temporal Sword of Justice; 3. Sword of Mercy (Sheathed); 4. Temporal Sceptre (William IV); 5. Sword of Spiritual Justice; 6

Background imageTradition Collection: First Meet of the Season of the Cotswold Hounds, 1858. Creator: Unknown

First Meet of the Season of the Cotswold Hounds, 1858. Creator: Unknown
First Meet of the Season of the Cotswold Hounds, 1858. Fox hunting in rural England. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. G. Goddard. These hounds, under the mastership of Clego Colmore, Esq

Background imageTradition Collection: 'Allhallow-Eve' - a sketch in Kilkenny by Edmund Fitzpatrick, 1858. Creator: Unknown

"Allhallow-Eve" - a sketch in Kilkenny by Edmund Fitzpatrick, 1858. Creator: Unknown
"Allhallow-Eve" - a sketch in Kilkenny by Edmund Fitzpatrick, 1858. Allhallow-eve (1st of November)...is the night of all others on which the Irish peasantry believe that ghosts, witches

Background imageTradition Collection: Harvest Home - drawn by Godwin, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Harvest Home - drawn by Godwin, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Harvest Home - drawn by Godwin, 1858. English farm workers celebrating the gathering in of the crops. From "Illustrated London News", 1858

Background imageTradition Collection: The Queen's Visit to Cherbourg - Piping Hands to Man Yards, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Queen's Visit to Cherbourg - Piping Hands to Man Yards, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Queen's Visit to Cherbourg - Piping Hands to Man Yards, 1858. One of the most exciting and agreeable sights that takes place on a vessel of war...When the boatswain pipes to man yards

Background imageTradition Collection: A Hindoo Fair in Cashmere, 1858. Creator: Unknown

A Hindoo Fair in Cashmere, 1858. Creator: Unknown
A Hindoo Fair in Cashmere, 1858. Bathing in India. During the summer the inhabitants of Cashmere are much addicted to making pilgrimages to the various places which tradition has given a repute for

Background imageTradition Collection: A Village Wedding in the Bavarian Highlands, 1876. Creator: Unknown

A Village Wedding in the Bavarian Highlands, 1876. Creator: Unknown
A Village Wedding in the Bavarian Highlands, 1876. Dowry-Waggon before the Bridegroom's House; Salting the Soup; Marriage Procession...on the eve of the complete celebration

Background imageTradition Collection: Sketches at the Oxford and Cambridge Boat-Race, 1876. Creator: C.R

Sketches at the Oxford and Cambridge Boat-Race, 1876. Creator: C.R
Sketches at the Oxford and Cambridge Boat-Race, 1876. Annual rowing race on the River Thames in London. The Crews Returning; Off Chiswick Eyot; Clearing the Course

Background imageTradition Collection: Christmas in Leap Year - by Florence Claxton, 1860. Creator: Gilks

Christmas in Leap Year - by Florence Claxton, 1860. Creator: Gilks
Christmas in Leap Year - by Florence Claxton, 1860. Humorous vignettes depicting a tradition, known as Bachelor's Day or Ladies Privilege

Background imageTradition Collection: Sketches of the Royal Procession at the Opening of Parliament, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Sketches of the Royal Procession at the Opening of Parliament, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Sketches of the Royal Procession at the Opening of Parliament, 1876. The Carriages; God save the Queen [Victoria]; The Queen at the Peers entrance'

Background imageTradition Collection: The Queen Opening Parliament: Procession in the Peers Corridor, 1876. Creator: Unknown

The Queen Opening Parliament: Procession in the Peers Corridor, 1876. Creator: Unknown
The Queen Opening Parliament: Procession in the Peers Corridor, 1876. Queen Victoria...accompanied by their Royal Highnesses the Princess of Wales

Background imageTradition Collection: 'King Ahmadou at a 'Palaver.'; Journey from the Senegal to the Niger, 1875. Creator: Unknown

'King Ahmadou at a "Palaver."; Journey from the Senegal to the Niger, 1875. Creator: Unknown
King Ahmadou at a "Palaver."; Journey from the Senegal to the Niger, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageTradition Collection: The Shoemakers Arbour, Shrewsbury, 1860. Creator: Unknown

The Shoemakers Arbour, Shrewsbury, 1860. Creator: Unknown
The Shoemakers Arbour, Shrewsbury, 1860. Engraving from a photograph by J. Groom. In Leighton's "Guide, Descriptive and Historical, through the Town of Shrewsbury

Background imageTradition Collection: Cremorne Gardens - the Maypole Dance, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Cremorne Gardens - the Maypole Dance, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Cremorne Gardens - the Maypole Dance, 1858. Pleasure gardens in Chelsea, London. This delightful place of public resort was...the centre of great attraction, and was crowded by a brilliant company

Background imageTradition Collection: Home for the Christmas holidays - drawn by A. Hunt, 1860. Creator: Murden

Home for the Christmas holidays - drawn by A. Hunt, 1860. Creator: Murden
Home for the Christmas holidays - drawn by A. Hunt, 1860. From "Illustrated London News", 1860

Background imageTradition Collection: Christmas poem, 1860. Creator: Unknown

Christmas poem, 1860. Creator: Unknown
Christmas poem, 1860. A happy Christmas-tide to every one! Though from the festal board some guests are gone. And yet not gone, for to each vacant place There cometh one who hath an angel's face

Background imageTradition Collection: The Wassail Bowl - drawn by John Gilbert, 1860. Creator: Smyth

The Wassail Bowl - drawn by John Gilbert, 1860. Creator: Smyth
all! welcome all! The feast is spread in the vaulted hall...The gen'rous wassail-bowl With kindness warms the soul. We quaff it to friends, we quaff it to foes

Background imageTradition Collection: Sumida River, 1897. Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika

Sumida River, 1897. Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Sumida River, 1897. Series: Sketches of Famous Places in Japan

Background imageTradition Collection: Koganei, Cherry Blossoms, 1896. Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika

Koganei, Cherry Blossoms, 1896. Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Koganei, Cherry Blossoms, 1896. Series: Sketches of Famous Places in Japan

Background imageTradition Collection: Doll Festival, c1802. Creator: Hokusai

Doll Festival, c1802. Creator: Hokusai
Doll Festival, c1802. Series: Famous Views of the Eastern Capital



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