Fishermen in folk dresses from Moenchgut, Germany.

Traditional German national costume. Fishermen folk dresses from the island of Rügen.

Fishermen from Moenchgut of the German island of Rügen.

Fishermen from Moenchgut of the German island of Rügen.

Gallery: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.

Note:  German nobleman in early 16th century fashion

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