Prominent woman 1840. Donna eminente. Rome and its surroundings.

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Roma Donna eminente

Costumes of Rome. Prominent woman 1840.

Costumes of Rome and its surroundings.

Donna eminente

Source: Nuova Raccolta dei principali Costumi di Roma e suoi Contorni. Roma Presso l’Editore e Calcografo Tommas Cuccioni Negoziante di Stampe ed Oggetti di Belle Arte Via della Croce N. 88. Rome, 1840-50. Engraved by Salvatore Marroni.

Note:  Women from the Village Osilo. Sardinia costumes 1926.

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