German Biedermeier fashion in the first half of the 19th century.
- Top row left: Fashion of polite society. Great bourgeois clothing 1825 to 1830.
- Right: Great bourgeois clothing 1815 to 1820.
- Bottom row left: Clothing of polite society. Great bourgeois clothing from 1820 to 1825.
- Right: Munich fashion of the year 1822. Costumes by waitress in a traditional munich dirndl and middle-class family.
Source: On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.
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