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Given that Rosenmontag is coming up, I am posting some images from (the long) nineteenth-century Carnivals in the lower Rhine. (Taken from the book Der organisiearte Narr by Christina Frohn.) Click on images to enlarge.

The Spaßvogel

Krefeld 1828

Aachen 1889

The Devil holds Court in Cologne 1835

Illustration by Fikentscher 1872

Carnival Song from Cologne 1912