Traditional Mexican costumes 1850s.

Mexico, Costumes, Alexandre Lacauchie, fashion history
Costumes from Mexico. Mexicains.

Traditional Mexican costumes 1850s.

Source: Les nations. Album des Costumes De Tous les Pays. Par Alexandre Lacauchie. Paris. Maison Martinet. Haute Cœur frères 41, Rue Vivienne et 146, Rue de Rivoli 1850s.

Illustration, damasks, ornament

Continuing

Note:  A romantic gaucho playing the guitar.

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