History of Costume. The chaperon, cote-hardie, houppelande, liripipe, poulaines. Fashion of the middle ages.
The illustration shows a typical English pikeman’s corselet of the early seventeenth century, at a period when every infantry regiment consisted of musketeers and pikemen in varying proportions.
England 1813. These laborers are, in general, a hardy, robust class of men, and furnish the best soldiers in our armies.
Fan of pierced gold arabesque work, diamonds, rubies and emeralds, finely carved mother-of-pearl, richly inlaid with pure gold floral wreaths and Brussels lace.
This couple dressed in afternoon formal dress. Change that took place in feminine costume. It shows the new silhouette.
The carpet is a very fine example of the time of James I. The whole design is characteristically English of the period.
Facsimiles of the Miniatures and Ornaments of Anglo-Saxon and Irish Manuscripts. Polychromatic ornament by Auguste Racinet.
In the case of the newly introduced rat’s tail or snake radish, the eatable part of the plant is the seed vessel and not the root.
A mediaeval mirror case. The subject is a favorite one with mediaeval artists, and is known as “The Assault of the Castle of Love.”
A lace worked dress, in circular shape, furnished with a lace cape reaching to the top of the embroidery, of very fine point d’Alençon.