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)
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.
Locals of Pisa with English neckerchief and french handkerchief in front of an orphanage.
Costume at Lerici on the east side of the Gulf of La Spezia. Here were passed Shelley’s happiest days.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
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No vender of any article in the world makes a greater display than the Limonadiere of Paris.
This way of carrying loads is common in France. A wooden frame is secured to the shoulders, and rests upon the whole surface of the back to the hips.
THE entry into France by Dieppe is particularly striking, it resembles very much an old English town.
The packets from Brighton to Dieppe, when in sight of the harbour, are taken possession of by French pilots
The shrines of Loreto and St. James of Gallicia cannot, like that of St. Thomas of Becket at Canterbury in former times, show the stones worn away by the devout kisses of the modern far-wandering penitent.
A female of Vercelli, Piedmontese. This one of the most peculiar head-dresses belonging to the lower orders in Italy.
AT Turin the dress of the females is very remarkable. The elaborate and various forms of their caps are singular and picturesque.