Woman costume from Nancy, Region of Lorraine

Traditional French national costumes. Woman folk clothing from Nancy, Region of Lorraine

Woman from Nancy, Region of Lorraine

Traditional French Costume. Woman from Nancy, Region of Lorraine

Costumes Nationaux by Lepage Medvey, Editions Hyperion, 1939.
Gallery: Traditional French national costumes

Note:  Traditional Costume Alsace 1843.

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