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When would one carry a sword on a shoulder with grip upwards?

This is anecdotal, but enough people seemed to like my comment and OP had further questions, so I'm posting it anyway. I did some re-enactment in my time. My weapon of choice was a longsword. (Well, a ...
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When would one carry a sword on a shoulder with grip upwards?

I made a jokey comment in the question comments, but this is in fact something that was done. There were apparently two techniques in medieval German swordfighting that involved grabbing the blade. ...
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Can anyone help identify this passenger steamship with double funnels and two masts?

Looks very similar to S. S. Harvard pictured here in 1907:
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Can anyone help identify the name of the white vessel in this photo w/the masts and funnel?

After carefully reviewing all the helpful information provided by the other members, I agree that this photograph is of the presidential yacht USS Mayflower. Thank you all very much for your time and ...
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Can anyone help identify the name of the white vessel in this photo w/the masts and funnel?

On reading the question I had the hunch, "looks like a US Presidential yacht", and googled "presidental yachts of the united states" and found a page with a photo that looked very ...
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Identify this two mast one funnel side paddle-steamer boat circa 1900

I came across these photos of the Robert Fulton's original Clermont and it appears that the paddle wheel is located more amidships, than in the original posted photo. I’m not sure if that is just ...
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