A female at her devotions. Costume near Florence. In Italy, the young and the old alike frequent the churches.
Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)
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The flower seller making a sales pitch, the city of Florence in the background.
Locals of Pisa with English neckerchief and french handkerchief in front of an orphanage.
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Costume de Tresnuraghes (Sardeigne). Colección de láminas en colo par François-Claudius Compte-Calix, 1801.
Sardinian field worker from the Sassari area of Sardinia. Historical Italian folk costume from Sardinia.
The figures represent inhabitants of Monte Cassino, the old Casinum, in the Terra di Lavoro, as they walk through the streets of Rome as models and through the capitals of the mainland as musicians.
Italy. Roman folk costumes from 19th century. Costumes of the inhabitants of Trastevere. The folk hero Meo Patacca.
A calessino. Italian scenery; representing the manners, customs, and amusements of the different states of Italy.
The plate represents a country maccaronara; for so are called those public houses where nothing but macaroni is sold; and no village is without them. The Neapolitan macaroni is easily known by not being twisted like that of Genoa, but straight, or bent only at one end.
In the surroundings of Rome the picturesque costume of the contadini (farmers) has almost disappeared. Only occasionally do you see entire families of country dwellers in national costumes on the streets.