Woman from Waidhofen, Austria in traditional costume, 1910.

Austria national costume. Traditional clothing. Waidhofen Waldviertel Tracht.

Woman from Waidhofen, Austria

Woman from Waidhofen, Austria in traditional costume, 1910.

Photography by Albert Freiherr von Rothschild. From the album, amateur art. Publisher of the Society for multiplying Arts Vienna.

Note:  The usual dress of a upper Austrian peasant.

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