Porto folk costume. Traditional Portugal costume.

Portogese folk dress. Traditional Portugal national costumes. Portugese Ethnic garment.

Young Girl from Porto. Portugal.

Young Girl from Porto. Portugal 1843.

Costume Traditionnel Jeune Fille a Porto. Portugal.

Gallery: Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and and newer travel  by Auguste Wahlen.

Note:  Japanese in ceremonial garb and swords, 1840.

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