Achilles, Congressional Library

Achilles, Congressional Library Washington District of Columbia


Stock #: 315097
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Publisher: Tichnor Bros Inc.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Library of Congress. Achilles was disguised by his mother as a school girl and sent to a distant court in order that he might not be enlisted in the Trojan War. The wily Ulysses set out to find him, and, assuming the character of peddler, displayed his wares. The girls chose feminine trinkets, but Achilles was atracted to a man's shield and casque, and thus revealed himself