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K. Karger: Der Rattenfanger von Hameln [The Rat Catcher (Pied Piper) from Hamelin]. V. "Nun krauchet und tauchet in Strudel und Graus Und hauchet und fauchet die Seele euch aus." ["Now...and dive into swirls of gray and breathe and...the soul from you."] 1899; verso: F. A. Ackermann's Kunstverlag, Munchen. Serie 159 -- K. Karger: Der Rattenfanger von Hameln (6 Karten) [divided back, no message]
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K. Karger: Der Rattenfanger von Hameln [The Rat Catcher (Pied Piper) from Hamelin]. V. "Nun krauchet und tauchet in Strudel und Graus Und hauchet und fauchet die Seele euch aus." ["Now...and dive into swirls of gray and breathe and...the soul from you."] 1899; verso: F. A. Ackermann's Kunstverlag, Munchen. Serie 159 -- K. Karger: Der Rattenfanger von Hameln (6 Karten) [divided back, no message], result 1 of 1

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Available to everyone
Culture
German
Title
K. Karger: Der Rattenfanger von Hameln [The Rat Catcher (Pied Piper) from Hamelin]. V. "Nun krauchet und tauchet in Strudel und Graus Und hauchet und fauchet die Seele euch aus." ["Now...and dive into swirls of gray and breathe and...the soul from you."] 1899; verso: F. A. Ackermann's Kunstverlag, Munchen. Serie 159 -- K. Karger: Der Rattenfanger von Hameln (6 Karten) [divided back, no message]
overall
recto
Work Type
Picture postcard
Date
ca.1907-1914 (publication date)
Material
paper
cardstock
Measurements
14 x 9 cm (5.51 x 3.54 inches) approximately
Description
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (German:Rattenfänger von Hameln also known as the Pan Piper, the Rat-Catcher of Hamelin) is the subject of a legend from the town of Hamelin (Hameln), Lower Saxony, Germany, in the Middle Ages. The earliest references describe a piper, dressed in multicolored ("pied") clothing, who was a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away [1] with his magic pipe. When the citizens refuse to pay for this service, he retaliates by using his instrument's magic power on their children, leading them away as he had the rats (Wikipedia).
Repository
Trinity College, Watkinson Library (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
Accession Number
Box 10.184-5
ID Number
540361
Source
Trinity College Library
Vendor: Trinity College Watkinson Library
Rights
This digital collection and its contents are made available by Trinity College Library for limited non-commercial, educational and personal use only. For other uses, or for additional information regarding the collection, contact the staff of Watkinson Library (www.watkinsonlibrary.org).
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