Costumes and scarves in the 18th and 19th century. The fashion of classicism during the French directorate, consulate and first empire.
Man in striped suit with frock coat, flat hat, lace-up tie and checked waistcoat. The woman wears a voluminous dress, the waist figure accentuated, the skirt supported by a steel frame.
Early Victorian. 1840-1865. The crinoline of the mid-forties was probably the most concealing costume ever worn by women.
The Reign of the Crinoline. Petticoats, Cashmere shawls, Pompadour parasols. Dressmakers, like tailors, had begun to deal in ready-made garments.
A lady in so called princess dress and waterfall hairstyle. The bearded gentleman is dressed in formal afternoon attire, wearing a cut-away coat, horseshoe stickpin, and boutonniere.
Romantic fashion in the reign of Louis Philippe. The man is wearing a militaire or redingote and a chapeau claque. The woman is wearing a tightly cinched dress.
French national costumes of Brittany. Département Finistère in the 19th century. Peasant and bourgeois costumes.
Aegina, Greece: Temple of Aphaea. It is probably one of the most ancient temples in Greece.
Female national costumes of Alsace. Hairdresses and headgear of the different estates. The bendel in different shapes. The fur cap.
This man and woman on their way to church are dressed in a manner becoming the late Victorian aristocrats on a semiformal afternoon occasion.