~ Am Kongo ~
This stein might stir up recollections of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" to some readers. It is hard to say what the intent of this stein was, maybe a humorous statement that even the sailors on the Congo River boats had a girl in every port. The stein, probably ca. 1900, has a lithophane on the bottom that seems out of context with the image on the stein.
Am Kongo,
Ein anderes Stätchen,
Ein anderes Mädchen.
On the Congo,
Another village,
Another maiden.
Translation: Ted Haessler
Photo credit: Ted Haessler