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Exhibit item: NELLIE VAN DE GRIFT SANCHEZ, Spanish Arcadia, 1929, woodcut illustration by Franz Geritz

Exhibit item:
NELLIE VAN DE GRIFT SANCHEZ
Spanish Arcadia, 1929
Woodcut illustration by Franz Geritz

On expedition for the Russian Emperor Alexander the First, Langsdorff and company were entertained with a bull and bear contest in the Settlement of Saint Francisco by Don Louis Arguello in 1806.

Quotation:
GEORG HEINRICH LANGSDORFF
Voyages and Travels in Various Parts of the World, 1813-1814

"I could not help being struck at seeing, that the fathers, who in all their instructions to their converts, insist so strongly upon their cultivating tenderness of heart, and kind and compassionate feelings, never oppose these national amusements, though it cannot be denied that they are very cruel and barbarous."

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