Customs and Traditions - Hawick Common Riding
Hawick Common Riding Cornet Jamie Richardson (wearing red sash) returns the 1514 Flag for safekeeping during a ceremony at the Town Hall on Hawick High Street.
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VIENNESE COMPOSERS. Portraits of ten Viennese waltz composers
Portraits of ten Viennese waltz composers. Center: Johann Strauss the Younger; clockwise from top left: Johann Strauss the Elder, Joseph Lanner, Josef Strauss, Eduard Strauss, Josef Bayer, Karl Millocker, Philipp Fahrbach the Younger, Karl Michael Ziehrer; bottom: Johann Schrammel. Watercolor, 1892, by Theodor Zasche.