Bride from Ehingen in Wedding dress 1830

Bride costume, Wedding dress from Ehingen, Swabia. Alte Hochzeitstracht, Brautkleid Schwaben

Bride from Ehingen in Wedding dress

Bride from Ehingen, Swabia in Wedding dress 1830.

Note:  Louis XIII creating a Knight of the Holy Spirit (1633).

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