Costume Sergeant Swiss Guard of the Pope

Sergeant, Swiss, Guard, Pope,
Swiss Sergeant of the Pope’s Guard. Sergent Suisse de la Garde du Pape.

Sergeant Swiss Guard of the Pope 1834.

Sergent Suisse de la Garde du Pape.

Source: Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and and newer travel  by Auguste Wahlen.

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  People in costumes from the Cantons of Lucerne and Schwyz.
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