Infant Capuchin in monastic garb.
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SERVANT GIRLS OF SALAMANCA.
SHEPHERDS OF THE PLAINS OF LEON, In their Winter Clothing. THE dress of the Shepherds here represented, is only worn during the severest days of winter. It consists of a… Read More
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PEASANTS OF THE CORREGIMIENTO OF TORO. BETWEEN Salamanca and Toro, a variation in dress, and a difference in external character is apparent, which produce a comparison by no means favourable… Read More
SPANISH COURIER. A COURIER’S approach to a town, is always announced by the loud cracking of his whip, and the jingling of bells attached to his horse’s furniture. The peculiarity… Read More
Spanish lady and Attendant, going to Mass.
STUDENT OF THE IRISH COLLEGE, SALAMANCA. THE Students of the Irish College arc distinguished from the others of the university, by the habit represented in the sketch, which is composed… Read More
DOCTOR OF SALAMANCA. THIS sketch, which represents the ordinary dress of the Spanish ecclesiastics, was meant to convey some idea of a very respectable character of Salamanca, Dr. Curtis. This… Read More
ANDALUSIAN DANCERS. NOTWITHSTANDING the general gravity of the Spanish character, the dances peculiar to this nation are remarkable for the vivacity of their movements, which people of all ages and conditions… Read More
ARMED PEASANT Of the Ciudad Rodrigo Militia. CIUDAD Rodrigo is a city in the province of Salamanca, situated on a rising ground, on the north bank of a river running… Read More