View of the Via Mala. Road and view of the Trou Perdu, a gallery carved into the rock.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
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Switzerland costumes from Canton Grison and Canton St. Galle, 1860. Gallery: Costumes suisses des 22 cantons. Dessinés d’apres nature et lithographiés et coloriées, par Yves Grether. Paris chez Wild, Èditeur… Read More
Couple from the Canton of Grisons. Switzerland national costumes. Gallery: Costumes Suisses des 22 cantons. Dessiné par Louis Lassalle, illustrator. S. Morel; Imprimerie Lemercier, Geneve; Paris, 1865.
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Woman from Grisons Upper Engadine.
Woman from Grisons, Vorderrheintalerin.