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Trossfrau (Kampfrau) and Landsknecht

Army_Train_detail3_smallCommonly called "Kampfrau" amoungst US based re-enactors, the more appropriate period name is "Trossfrau", meaning 'baggage train woman (or wife)'

In compling these images from various sources,  I have selected only those that were identified as Landsknecht and not those that 'looked' right or were from the same time frame. I have chosen to focus on the women and their clothing in this picture collection so that a better understanding of the clothing of the trossfrauen and of their hard and difficult lives may be gained.

 

 

Encampment and Wagon Train

These are all the distinct images from the Single-leaf woodcut books that have Kampfrauen in them, with the exception of one print of naked girls being sold in the Turkish slave market.

These are images from the The German single-leaf woodcut, 1500-1550, Max Geisberg ; rev. and edited by Walter L. Strauss, New York : Hacker Art Books, 1974. These images are from volumes 2, 3 and 4. .

Edhard Schoen G.1235-1238. Army Train 1532

Army Train details Army Train details

G.270 Women and Knaves c.1530

Women and Knaves Women and Knaves, detail

 

G.272 Army's Train: Two Carts with Provisions c. 1530

Two carts Two carts, detail

G.1264 Encampment

Encampment Encampment, detail

G.271 Wounded Man in the Army Train c.1530

Wounded Man Wounded Man-detail 2 Wounded Man - detail 1

Kampfrauen or maidens as Turkish captives on the way to the slave market

Kampfrauen

 

Couples

These are images from the The German single-leaf woodcut, 1500-1550, Max Geisberg ; rev. and edited by Walter L. Strauss, New York : Hacker Art Books, 1974. These images are from volumes 2, 3 and 4. .

 

Niklas Stoer - Schuldthos c.1530

Schuldthos Schuldthos - detail Schuldthos - detail

G. 615 Ro. 255 Tailor as Lansquenet and Seamstress c.1535

Tailor & Seamstress Tailor & Seamstress - detail

G.1214 Musketeer and Wife c.1535

Musketeer and Wife Musketeer and Wife, detail

G.1213 Lanquenet and Wife c. 1535

Lanquenet and Wife Lanquenet and Wife, detail Lanquenet and Wife, detail

 

Erhard Schoen G.1212 Lansquenet and Wife, c. 1535

Lansquenet and Wife Lansquenet and Wife - detail Lansquenet and Wife - detail