The peasantry, the fishermen, the postillions, all classes below the bourgeoisie, are now, as they were formerly, dressed in heavy, cumbrous woolen cloth.
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.
Nursing at Mont Cenis. Infancy is ever the same in all countries. A child puts on the spectacles of age, an old woman tells sleepy stories.
The mixture of self-conceit, noise, tawdry, and shifts, forming his composition, constitute a true and complete emblem of his countrymen’s natural accomplishments and qualities.