Monday, February 11, 2008

"The Rent Collectors" by Pieter Brueghel (1618)

Ah, the good ole days when if you didn't pay your rent you went to debtor's prison. Just look at the pathetic guy on left holding his hat in a gesture of pleading shame, and the lady bringing a basket of eggs. They're actually lining up at the door to pay! Brings a nostalgic tear to my eye, I tell you.

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