Peasant boy of Nisa, Portugal 1808

Traditional Portuguese costumes. Nisa Peasant clothing. The Peninsula War.



IN this district a variation is observable in the dress of the peasantry, and bespeaks the contiguity of the Spanish frontier. Instead of cocked hats, which are so general in Estramadura, round ones with immense brims are used, turned up at the sides, or brought over the face, according to the fancy of the wearer.
Cloaks of dark brown are here generally worn.

Gallery: The Peninsula War.
Sketches of the country, character, and costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign, and on the route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809.

Note:  Environs of Lisbon, and the Aqueduto das Águas Livres.

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