Tag Archives: Manners and Costumes of France and Italy

“Sketches Illustrative of the Manners and Costumes of France, Switzerland, and Italy” by Richard Bridgens. Text by John William Polidori. London. Published by Baldwin, and Joy, Paternoster Row; and Hatchard and Son, Piccadilly. 1821.

Traditional costume near Lodi, Italy 1821.

Traditional Italy national costumes. Italian folk dress. The Grand Tour

Costume near Lodi, Italy 1821.

Traditional costume near Lodi, Italy.

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Limonadiere of Paris, 1821. French historical clothing.

Limonadiere of Paris. French traditional national costumes. Paris female folk clothing.

Limonadiere of Paris

Limonadiere of Paris, 1821.

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Flower girl of Paris. French historical clothing in 1821.

Flower girl. French traditional national dress. Paris female folk clothing.

Flower girl of Paris.

Flower girl of Paris.

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Coshois at Dieppe, Seine-Maritime. French historical clothing.

French traditional national costumes. Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie clothing.

Coshois at Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, 1821.

Coshois at Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, 1821.

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The Pilot. Costume of Dieppe, Seine-Maritime in 1821

French national costumes. Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie. France folk clothing

The Pilot, 1821.

The Pilot. Costume of Dieppe, Seine-Maritime in 1821.

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A Pilgrim going to Loretto. Shrine of the Holy House.

Loretto Pilgrim clothing. Monk costume. Italy national costumes

A Pilgrim going to Loretto.1821

A Pilgrim going to Loretto.

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A female of Vercelli. Italy Piedmontese folk costume in 1821.

Traditional Italy national costume. Piedmontese folk costume.

A female of Vercelli.

A female of Vercelli.

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Female of Turin. Italy folk costume in 1821.

Italian traditional national costume. Torino, Turin folk clothing

Female of Turin 1821

Costume of Turin.

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Groupe at Boulogne, 1821. French historical clothing.

French traditional national costumes. Boulogne-sur-Mer folk clothing

Groupe at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1821.

Groupe at Boulogne, 1821.

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Mont Cenis. Nursing 1821. French historical clothing.

French traditional national costumes. Mont Cenis mountain folk clothing

Mont Cenis nursing.

Second costume of Mont Cenis. Nursing 1821.

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Peoples of Mont Cenis 1821. French historical clothing.

Traditional French national costumes. Mont Cenis mountain. France folk clothing

Peoples of Mont Cenis

Peoples of Mont Cenis

EXPERIENCE is the guide of every thing; we have seen that the lower orders seldom vary in their dress from generation to generation. When they have once found out the best defence against the effects of the climate, in which they are born, they keep to it, only ornamenting or varying those parts, which are not of importance against the weather.
Amongst the Alps, the peasant protects himself against the cold; in the marshes against the damp; and on the plain against the heat.
The females of Mount Cenis are almost mattressed round, and their broad brims form a constant umbrella.

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“Sketches Illustrative of the Manners and Costumes of France, Switzerland and Italy.” Illustrations by Richard Bridgens. Text by J.W. Polidori London. Baldwin, Cradock & Joy. 1821.