Italy. Roman folk costumes from 19th century. Costumes of the inhabitants of Trastevere. The folk hero Meo Patacca.
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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.
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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.
Costume tradizionale vicino a Lodi, Italia 1821. Sketches Illustrative of the Manners and Costumes of France, Switzerland and Italy.
Briganti, 1834. Abiti popolari italiani. Tableau historique et descriptif de l’Italie, du Piémont, de la Sardaigne, de Malte, de la Sicile et de la Corse.
Morra is a traditional game using the hands, which is known especially in some Mediterranean countries, especially in Italy.
Marchands de sorbets à Florence, 1840. “Voyage d’Italie, partie septentrionale” di Paul De Musset.
Eminente costume da uomo romano. Regione Lazio, Italia nel 1840.
Costumes of Rome and its surroundings. Woman from Marino, region Lazio.