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1888 Chromolithograph Switzerland Costume Fashion 19th Century Traditional LCH5
1888 Chromolithograph Switzerland Costume Fashion 19th Century Traditional LCH5
1888 Chromolithograph Switzerland Costume Fashion 19th Century Traditional LCH5

1888 Chromolithograph Switzerland Costume Fashion 19th Century Traditional LCH5

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This is a rare original 1888 color chromolithograph which depicts some of the popular clothing styles throughout Switzerland around the beginning of the 19th century. Centrally located, Switzerland was influenced by the fashions and trends from its neighbors, however due to its mountainous locale and multiple hamlets, clothing remained more functional than in the larger cities of the time. It was often the custom for unmarried girls to grow their hair out as long as possible, wrapping and pinning their tresses once they did get married. Shorter skirts were also practical for the ladies, as often there were mountain passes so steep that they could only be climbed.

Key Elements in Each Panel

Top (Left to right) - Young lady from Lucerne wearing an embroidered corset, plain skirt and a straw hat - Woman from the French part of Friborg, wearing the shoulder straps of a milk maid and a straw hat with black lace underneath - Two peasants from Zug in their Sunday best - Married woman from Bern, wearing a shirt embroidered with both her maiden name and her name - Gentleman from Schwitz.

Bottom (Left to right) - Fiancéed woman from the German side of Friborg - Young woman from Schaffhausen, with braided ribbons in her hair - Fiancéed woman from the German side of Friborg - Young lady from Valais - Married woman from Bern.

CONDITION

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.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 x 34 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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, bodice, lace, apron, attire, outfit, hat

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