On Thursday, May 4, 2006, at 11:14 AM, J. Hughes wrote:
> Of course there were the vogelschutzen. But, a lot of the woodblock
> prints from Germany show circular targets. By the end of period the
> target faces were painted works of art, usually circular. One of the
> prizes at a schutzenfest was both the shot-up target and an unshot-at
I have seen some nice examples of those in Braun's "Historical Targets".
> There is information on the targets used for competition in both
> Ottoman Turkey and Mamluke Egypt. I even just recently came across a
> picture of crossbowman shooting at a target in medieval Egypt...
Could you tell me where to find that information. Does the picture of
he crossbowman show the target in any detail?
> Charles O'Connor