Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It’s True! It’s Really True!

I’ve said it before, and I’m sure that I’ll say it again: You can find heraldry everywhere. Even when you’re not looking for it and not expecting it.  We were in Chicago last weekend (speaking about something besides heraldry, for a change, though I did manage to sneak it into my talk once or twice), and at the hotel, in our room, was a framed photograph.

And, happily enough, there, right smack in the center near the top of the picture, was a coat of arms.  The photo was in black and white, and a search on the web for Crowley's Highland (House Cafe, in Cincinnati, Ohio) didn't turn up any but small color photographs of the arms, but my best guess at a blazon from them is: Or two bars argent, overall a boar passant azure between three crosses bottony (or possibly crosslet) gules.

I repeat: You can find heraldry (for better or for worse, and some better and some worse) _everywhere_!

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