Atlas of the Indochina Exploration Tour by Doudart de Lagree (1823-68), published in Paris in 1874.
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. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
A sampan or river boat used in Cochinchina glides along a narrow canal; it is ridden by a dozen Annamites of all conditions.
Traditional Siamese Thailand costume in 19th century. Siamois. Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.