Fruit seller from the Alte Lande. Vierlander men’s costume. Vierlander woman in dance attire. Milkman from the Hamburg area.
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Original traditional costume of an innkeeper from Miesbach, Upper Bavaria, close to Munich.
Residents of the village Gutach in the Black Forest, Wolfach office around 1900.
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Students from Heidelberg, ca. 1840. Romantic era.
Postilion and Innkeeper from Baden, Germany. Around Kehl, ca. 1840.
Peasants from Baden, ca. 1840. Paysan et Paysannes Badois.Source: L’été à Bade par Eugène Guinot. Illustré par Tony Johannot, Eugène Lami, Français et Daubigny Jaquemot. Troisèime Edition, revue corrigée. Paris,… Read More
Saxon Slawe peasant costume from 1873. Saxon Slawe peasant at the group houses at the Hungarian Park. Expo Park. 1st May to 2nd November 1873 at Vienna. Paysanne Saxonne. Groupe des… Read More
German Biedermeier costumes 1850s.
Fishermen from Moenchgut of the German island of Rügen. Gallery: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.
Wendish peasant women of the district Lebus, Mark Brandenburg, Germany. Gallery: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.