Category Archives: Costume

Charles I and The English Civil War 1642-1649.

England history 17th century. Baroque costumes. England Civil War

The opening scene of the Great Civil War. Charles I erecting his standard at Nottingham August 22nd 1642.

 Charles I and The English Civil War 1642-1649.

The English Civil War was fought 1642-1649 between supporters of King Charles I of England (“Cavaliers”) and those of the English Parliament (“Roundheads”). It reflects not only the tensions between the absolutist minded King and the House of Commons, but also the contrasts between Anglicans, Puritans, Presbyterians and Catholics erupted. The war ended with the execution of the King, the temporary abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic in England.

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Russian costumes. Tsar, Boyar, Belorussian garb.

Russian Princely costumes. Tsar clothing. Boyar dress. 17th and 18th Century. Belorussian, Ryazan, Torschko woman garb

Russian costumes. 17th and 18th Century.

Russian costumes. Tsar, Boyar, Belorussian garb. 17th and 18th Century.

Top row left: Boyar. Tsar. Boyar. Right Boyarina. Boyars.  Bottom row left: Princely costume. Summer clothes for women in Torschko. Belorussian woman. Right: Winter garb of women in Torschko. Woman in the dress of Ryazan.

On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.

Traditional Japan national costumes.

Japanese Soldier Samurai clothing. Traditional Japan national costumes


Mongol Race. Traditional Japan national costumes.

1. Officer of the Taikoon, in Civil Costume. 2. Mendicant Bonze. 3. Bonze of a Superior Order. 4. Military Dress from Original in Kensington Museum. 5.6. Japanese Women. 7. Japanese Soldier. 8. Man of the Lower Classes. 9. Coolie of the Fish Market. 10. Pilgrim.

The Comprehensive Atlas and Geography of the World. “Races of the World”. Drawn by J. L. Williams. Engraved by A. Portier. Printed by Blackie & Son London, Glasgow & Edinburgh 1886