Fishermen’s wives in folk dresses from the island of Rügen.

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

Fishermen’s wives from Moenchgut of the island of Rügen.

Fishermen’s wives in folk dresses from Moenchgut of the island of Rügen, Germany.

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

Note:  Young farmer from Obermais, Merano, South Tyrol.

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