Isle of Marken Dutch costume in 1850.

Traditional Isle of Marken Costumes. Netherlands folk dresses. Dutch mens clothing

Lobster fishermen and citizens of Dutch Marken

Isle of Marken Dutch costume in 1850. Lobster fishermen and citizen on the sea shore in a conversation

Published by Münchner Kostüm Bilder (Munich costume pictures)

Note:  Dutch woman of Volendam in 1904

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