Category Archives: Peru

Peru Lima. Female fashion in 1821.

Peru, Lima, Historic costumes, 19th century fashion, latin, america

Females of Lima 1821.

Peru 1821. Females of Lima.

Historic costumes.

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Free Mulatto of Lima, Peru. Mulâtresse libre.

Mulâtresse, Mulatto costume, Latin America

Mulâtresse libre, Lima.

Free Mulatto of Lima, Peru.

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Tapada Lima. Tapada de saya. Le Musée cosmopolite.

Tapada Lima. Tapada de saya. Traditional Peru costumes

Tapada de saya.

Tapada Lima.

AMÉRIQUE. Tapada de saya. (Lima)
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Francisco Pizarro, the conquerer of Peru.

Francisco Pizarro. Spanish conquistador. Inka Peru

Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador

Pizarro before Charles V.

Francisco Pizarro, the conquerer of Peru, was born in Spain about 1475. In 1522 he became a captain, and organized an expedition to explore and conquer the country south of Darien. His first effort was a failure, but his success was greater in 1526. Still, he was not satisfied, and it was only after visiting Spain to state his case and to display his trophies to the king, that he optioned means to collect a large force. He conquered Peru, obtained the Inca`s treasure as a ransom and then murdered him. In 1541 Pizarro was assassinated by some of his followers.

From: Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama by Rev. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, 1892. A revised American edition of the readers handbook. Edited by Marion Harland.

The peruvian woman´s headdress

Traditional Peru costumes. headdress. Perua Indian native dress. Latin american costume.

The peruvian woman´s headdress

The peruvian woman´s headdress.

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Female from Santísima Trinidad de Huancayo, Peru.

Traditional Latin American folk dress. Peru female costume

Santísima Trinidad de Huancayo female from Peru.

Female from Santísima Trinidad de Huancayo, Peru.

The people of Huancayo, in gorgeous rented costumes such as this, annually celebrate the fiesta of their city´s patron saint. Peruvian Indians love fiestas, and many of the traditional costumes worn on such occasions recall the Spanish conquerors costly velvets and rich embroideries of gold or silver thread.

Illustrated by Jo Bartas.