Women’s Costume of Lyon, 1860.

Lyon folk dresses, Traditional France national costumes, France Ethnic garment.

Traditional Woman costumes of Lyon.

Suite of Costumes. Women’s Costume of Lyon c. 1860.

Suite de Costumes. Costume de Femmes du peuple de Lyon.

Source: Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and and newer travel  by Auguste Wahlen.




Note:  Jewish maid of Algiers costume.

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