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Key Elements in Each Panel
Top (Left to right) - Fisherman from the later half of the 19th century, clutching an anchor - Group of villagers from the 18th century, two of which are wearing long bonnets and the third in town attire - Street vendor selling objects made from elephant tusks, 18th century - Fisherman from the later half of the 19th century - Polletais fisherman, 18th century - Fisherman from the later half of the 19th century.
Bottom (Left to right) - 19th century villager wearing festival attire in a bonnet which wraps under the chin and fishnet fingerless gloves - Polletais fisherman and his child, 19th century - Man and woman in festival attire (two views of the man's outfit), 19th century.
This 123+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original color and chromolithographs, which capture a myriad of ancient cultures and costumes from around the world. Virtually unseen individually, and from perhaps the most coveted portfolio of costumes from the 19th century, these historically important elephant folio-sized chromolithographs depict a myriad of costumes that capture fashions, fads and traditional outfits, as well as the beautiful jewelry work of almost every major European society throughout the last few centuries. Featured in these regions include, Basque, Scotland, Brittany, Moscow, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, England and Holland; there are beautiful illustrations for all, each more unique than the next.
The originals offered are from the first edition of RacinetÕs masterwork on costumes of the world. Many have been heightened in gold and silver. The full color chromolithographs are some of the most spectacular we have procured. The duotone chromolithographs are stunning and impeccably preserved. Each piece from the collection is in museum-quality condition.
Keywords specific to this image: historical, hat, skirt, headdress, net, stockings, shoes, bodice, folk, art