Women from Canton Lucerne. Switzerland national costume.

Traditional Switzerland national costume. Swiss folk costume. Clothing Canton of Lucerne

Women from Canton Lucerne 1815

Women from Canton Lucerne in 1815. Switzerland national costume.

Note:  Traditional Switzerland costumes of Canton Unterwald and Canton Bern in 1815.

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