Las Tortilleras. Mexican woman cooking Tortillas

Traditional Mexican national costume. Indian native woman clothing. Mestizo dress. Carl Nebel.

Las Tortilleras

Las Tortilleras. Mexican woman cooking Tortillas.

A tortilla is a Mexican flatbread. From this famous image there are many variations. Here is the original version. In the gallery there is a variation to see.

Gallery: Voyage pittoresque et archéologique dans la partie la plus intéressante du Mexique by Carl Nebel. Published 1836.


French Costumes of the nobility 1646 to 1670

Louis XIV Fashion. 17th century clothing. French Costumes of the nobility. Maria Theresa of Austria

French Costumes of the nobility 1646 to 1670

French Costumes of the nobility 1646 to 1670.

Top row: Nobleman from the court of Renée du Bec, the Marschallin of Guebriant. Page of the same lady. Renée du Bec, the Marschallin of Guebriant. Anna Bude, Miss. of Guebriant. Nobleman from the court of Renée du Bec. 

Bottom row: Louis XIV in 1660 and 1670. Maria Theresa of Austria (1638-1683), his wife, 1660.

Source: Le Costume Historique by Auguste Racinet

French XVII Century Costumes of Nobility.

Louis XIV France - XVI Century Costumes of Nobility. French baroque fashion. Ancient regime court dress.

France – XVI Century Costumes of Nobility.

French 17th Century Costumes of Nobility.

Top row from left: Louis XIV, King of France. Louis de Bourbon, Count of Toulouse. The fourth from the left: Louis, Dauphin of France. The sixth from left: The Princess of Savoy. Bottom row from left: Louis XIV, King of France. Countess Palatine Charlotte, his second wife in the chair sitting. Right Louis, Dauphin of France.

Source: Le Costume Historique by Auguste Racinet

Assassination of King Louis XV at January 5, 1757

Assassination of King Louis XV. Robert-François Damiens. 18th century costumes. Rococo fashion

Assassination scene of King Louis XV 1757

Assassination scene of King Louis XV at January 5, 1757 by Robert-François Damiens.

When, on January 5, 1757 King Louis XV. his chariot climbed to Damiens rushed up to him and stabbed with a knife on him, which he inflicted on him only a slight wound. He is one of the last convicts were executed with the traditional cruel punishment for regicide (quartering).

The Entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa into Arras 1667

French Louis XIV and Maria Theresia Costumes. Baroque fashion. 17th century fashion.

The Entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa into Arras 1667

The Entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa into Arras 1667.

The chariot of the French Queen Maria Theresia (1638-83).
The King Louis XIV (1638-1715) and the officers in the livree of the royal house.

The costumes shown here are borrowed from a picture of Adam Frans van der Meulen (1632-1690) that represents the entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa in Arras after the beginning of the campaign of 1667.
Maria Theresa, surrounded by her maids of honor, sits in a gilded, pulled by six horses state coach. Louis XIV follows on horseback in uniform: Rock of gold brocade; Vest and shirt red; long muslin tie, Bandelier (bandoulière), Furthermore a sash; feathered hat; Jackboots.
The whole train is surrounded by the pages and servants of the royal house. Two of them keep to the side of the carriage of the queen, while the others join the right and left. Two from the pages of the king, go as soon as he is on horseback, in addition to the stirrup, and follow the Gardes du Corps.
The Marshal of the Queen was subject to a first stable master, the king`s, the Grand Master of the Horse. A distinction was the large and the small Marshal; the staff of the former had on the sleeves galons en bracelet, ie transverse, the latter galons en quille, ie going from top to bottom strips. The Marshal of the Queen contained eight carriages, one of which was reserved for their person.

The carriage of the king was drawn by eight horses. The carriages of the courtiers was drawn by six horses and the carriages of the rich burgers where drawn by four horses. The Marshal François de Bassompierre brought the first glass coach in 1599 from Italy to France.

Source: Le Costume Historique by Auguste Racinet

Comparison: La Campagne de la reine ou Lettre galante écrite à des dames de la cour de Monseigneur le Dauphin, 1667. — L’État de France de 1676. — D. Ramée, Histoire des chars, carrosses, etc., 1856.

Cossacks of the Guard and Imperial Bodyguard.

Cossacks of the Guard costumes. Russia folk dress. Ethnic clothing.

Cossacks of the Guard and Imperial Bodyguard.

Cossacks of the Guard and Imperial Bodyguard.

The Russian Imperial Guard, officially known as the Leib Guard (from the German word Leib means body). Tsar Peter I created in 1690, the Imperial Guard, which should first ensure bodyguard as his personal protection. In the 18th century was the Russian Guard Infantry from the three regiments Preobrazhensky, Semenovsky and Ismailovsky.

Gallery: Provincial Russia. Painted by F. De Haenen. Described by G. Dobson, H.M. Grove, and H. Stewart. Published by Adam and Charles Black, London 1913.

Louis XVI Costumes 1788-1789. Hat à la Androsmane.

Louis XVI Fashion 1788-1789. French Rococo costumes. Court dress. Redingote. Hat à la androsmane

Louis XVI Costumes 1788-1789

Louis XVI Costumes 1788 – 1789. Hat à la Androsmane.

  • 437. Grey-powdered hair, stripes on both coal and stockings, 1788.
  • 138. Bustle (cull de grin) and fichu, 1788.
  • 439. Hat brim turned up front and back à la androsmane, stripes on both coat and stockings, 1788.
  • 440. White dress, striped coat, fichu and large muff, 1788. 441. Large straw hat with high crown and ostrich feathers, grey powdered hair, 1788.
  • 442. Coat made from woollen cloth instead of silk, grey-powdered hair, 1788.
  • 443. Muff blue coal, yellow leather breeches, long black boots and beaver hat, 1789.
  • 444. Man’s coat (redingote) over white dress, fichu and 
  • man’s hat, 1789. 

« Histoire du costume » par Henry Harald Hansen.
Dessins de Ebbe Susen, Mogens Bryder et Kaj Norregaard.
Traduit du Danois par Jaqueline Puissant.
Flammarion, Paris, 1954.

Louis XVI Costumes à la Polonaise 1778

Louis XVI Fashion 1778. French Rococo Costumes à la Polonaise. Court dress.

Louis XVI Costumes 1778

Louis XVI Costumes à la Polonaise 1778

  • 430. Woman with extravagant, coiffure, calf-length skirt (dupe) and jacket with back pleats (caraco); in her hand a walking slick, 1778.
  • 431. Male costume, 1778.
  • 432. Woman wearing tulle cap on top of elaborate coiffure, gown (robe) looped up à la polonaise, 1778.
  • 433. Man wearing coat with skirt cut away towards back; powdered wig and buckled shoes, 1778.
  • 434. Woman wearing tulle cap over elaborate coiffure, calf-length skirt (jupe), and gown (robe) looped à la polonaise; in one hand a fan. in the other a parasol, 1778.
  • 435. Girls’ dresses, 1778.
  • 436. Man wearing silk dressing gown, 1778.

« Histoire du costume » par Henry Harald Hansen. 
Dessins de Ebbe Susen, Mogens Bryder et Kaj Norregaard.
Traduit du Danois par Jaqueline Puissant.
Flammarion, Paris, 1954.

Louis XVI fashion 1790-1792. French Revolution costumes.

Louis XVI fashion 1770-1795. French Rococo Costumes. French Revolution dresses.

Louis XVI Costumes 1770-1795

Louis XVI fashion 1790 – 1792. French Revolution costumes.

  • 453. All blue male costume with shoulder sash in red, white and blue, 1790.
  • 454. Dark blue masculine woman’s dress with red lapels and cravat, hat with cockade and ostrich Feathers, 1790.
  • 455. White dress, jacket laced in front; in the hand, a yo-yo, 1791.
  • 456. Grey-powdered hair with wreath of roses, red ribbon round neck, à la guillotine, 1791.
  • 457. Grey-powdered hair, brown coat with high red collar, yellow knee-breeches, blue embroidered waistcoat, 1791.
  • 458. Grey-powdered curled hair, small frilled hat, dress with stripes at hem, fichu, 1792.
  • 459. Grey-powdered hair, straw hat with ribbon under chin, fichu and scarf, 1792.

« Histoire du costume » par Henry Harald Hansen.
 Dessins de Ebbe Susen, Mogens Bryder et Kaj Norregaard.
Traduit du Danois par Jaqueline Puissant.
Flammarion, Paris, 1954.

Louis XVI fashion 1770-1795. Werther costume.

Louis XVI Costumes 1770-1795. French Rococo dresses. Court dress.

Louis XVI Costumes 1770-1795

Louis XVI fashion 1770-1795. Werther costume.

  • 445. Short-waisted, double-breasted red coat, waistcoat cut square, two watch chains, 1790. 
  • 446. Striped dress and high-crowned straw hat with ostrich feather, 1790.
  • 447. Long coat of pink satin over white dress, 1791. 
  • 448. High, turned-down collar and revers on both overcoat and coat, 1791.
  • 449. Loose, unpowdered hair worn straight, 1792.
  • 540. ‘Werther costume’: blue doth coat with high turned-down collar, yellow leather breeches, riding boots and beaver hat, 1792.
  • 451. Cravat rising to chin, 1792.
  • 452. Fichu rising to chin, 1793. 

« Histoire du costume » par Henry Harald Hansen. Dessins de Ebbe Susen, Mogens Bryder et Kaj Norregaard. Traduit du Danois par Jaqueline Puissant. Flammarion, Paris, 1954.