A Laplander in traditional folk dress. Un Lapon. THE Laplanders are of the middling stature; the greater part have flat faces, sunk cheeks, dark grey eyes, thin beard, straight brown… Read More
A Woman of Lapland in traditional dress. Une Lapone. THE Lapland Women are short, but often well formed, obliging, modest, and extremely irritable. ‘Their trowsers, shoes, doublets and close coats,… Read More
A Female Peasant of Ingria. Une Paysanne d’Ingrie. THE Russians made a conquest of Ingria (Finnish: Inkeri or Inkerinmaa) about the commencement of the last century. At that period the… Read More
Back of a Finland woman in holiday dress. Une Finnoise en Habit de Fête, par derrière. The Finns call themselves Suomi, which signifies marshy. The country inhabited by this nation… Read More
A Peasant of Finland in traditional dress. Un Paysan Finnois.
A Finland woman in holiday dress, 1803. Une Finnoise en Habit de Fête. IN winter, the country women, in easy circumstances, wear rich furs on holidays. The summer dress is… Read More
A Female Peasant of Finland. Une Paysanne de Finland. THE Female Peasantry wear shifts, trousers, stockings, and slippers, or shoes which only cover the heel, sole, and toes: they also… Read More
A Woman of Esthonia. Esthonian folk costume. Une Esthonienne. THE Esthonians vary in exterior appearance and stature, but, in general, they strongly resemble the inhabitants of Finland. The state of oppression… Read More
A Norwegian girl in bridal dress. Living Races of Mankind by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927). Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London.
Fishermen (Striil) from around Bergen, Norway. Gallery: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.