A Norwegian girl in bridal dress

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A Norwegian girl in bridal dress.

A Norwegian girl in bridal dress.

Living Races of Mankind by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927).
Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London.

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