Category Archives: 20th Century

Coffee picker from Costa Rica in traditional clothes.

Coffee picker from Costa Rica in traditional clothes. Latin american folk dress.

Coffee picker from Costa Rica

Coffee picker from Costa Rica in traditional clothes.

Costa Rica, the catering and preparation of the coffee crop generally begin in November and continue until April.

Illustration by Jo Bartas

Belle Époque costumes. Society and Spring toilet in 1906.

Art nouveau fashion. Sans-Ventre-Corset. Belle Époque costumes.

Spring toilet of houndstooth Batiste voile.

Art nouveau fashion. Belle Époque fashion.

Spring toilet from pastel cloth.

Art nouveau fashion. Sans-Ventre-line costumes. Belle Époque society fashion.

Society toilet of fantasy taffeta.

Belle Époque costumes. Society and Spring toilet in 1906.

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Rumba costume. Woman from Cuba.

 Rumba costumes. Cuba folk dress. Latin american folk clothing.

Woman from cuba dancing the rumba.

Woman from cuba in traditional rumba costume.

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Native of Dutch Guiana in traditional folk dress.

South America costumes. Native of Dutch Guiana in traditional folk dress.

Native of Dutch Guiana

Native of Dutch Guiana in traditional folk dress 1930s.

The three Guianas – British, Dutch and French – are the only South American countries under European domination; all the others are independent republics. Many of the Negroes of Dutch Guiana have retreated to the bush, where they have reverted to African tradition.

Illustration by Jo Bartas

Free Ebook: Rebel destiny; among the bush Negroes of Dutch Guiana (1934)

Peasant from Uruguay in traditional folk dress.

Uruguay, Traditional ,Latin American, folk costume, peasant

Peasant from Uruguay.

Peasant from Uruguay in traditional folk dress.

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African tribe of Yetsang. Hairstyle.

African tribe Yetsang. girl Hairstyle. Cameroon.

Yetsang Girl (Southern Cameroons).

Hairstyle of a girl from the African tribe of Yetsang (Southern Cameroons).

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Bodyguard of Sultan Sanda of Bornu, Dikwa Emirate Nigeria.

African warriors costumes. Bodyguards of Sultan Sanda of Bornu, Dikwa.

Bodyguard of Sultan Sanda of Bornu, Dikwa Emirate Nigeria.

Bodyguard of Sultan Sanda of Bornu, Dikwa Emirate Nigeria 1930s.

Gallery: The dark continent; Africa, the landscape and the people by Hugo Adolf Bernatzik

Woman of the African tribe of Wodaabe Bororo, 1930s.

African hair styles. African tribe of Wodaabe Bororo

Wodaabe Bororo woman, Banyo, French Cameroons, Mandated Territory.

Wodaabe Bororo woman, Banyo, French Cameroons, Mandated Territory.

The Wodaabe Bororo belong to the ethnic group of the Fulani. They are one of the last tribes of Africa, who have kept as cattle herders in the Sahel her fully nomadic existence. Mostly the Wodaabe live today in Niger

Gallery: The dark continent; Africa, the landscape and the people by Hugo Adolf Bernatzik

Chief in ceremonial dress, Gold Coast, Ghana.

African Chief in ceremonial dress, Gold Coast.

Chief in ceremonial dress, Gold Coast, Ghana.

Chief in ceremonial dress, Gold Coast, Ghana 1930s.

The British colony Gold Coast (“Gold Coast Colony”) in West Africa existed from 1878 to 1958 and was part of British West Africa. In 1957 they gained independence with the British Protectorate British Togoland (formerly part of Togoland) as the Republic of Ghana.

Gallery: The dark continent; Africa, the landscape and the people by Hugo Adolf Bernatzik

Tournament in Dikwa, Borno State, Nigeria.

African warriors of the Dikwa Emirate

Tournament in Dikwa, Borno State, Nigeria.

Tournament in Dikwa, Borno State, Nigeria 1930s.

Gallery: The dark continent; Africa, the landscape and the people by Hugo Adolf Bernatzik

Mother and child of Eastern Djur, Ghana 1930s.

Mother and child. African tribe hair styles, Ghana.

Eastern Djur Ghana, Mother and Child.

Mother and child of Eastern Djur, Ghana 1930s.

Gallery: The dark continent; Africa, the landscape and the people by Hugo Adolf Bernatzik