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Portraits of Ellis Island Immigrants

- September 9, 2015 in costume, ellis island, Europe, folk dress, immigration, united states

A selection on Augustus Sherman's photographs of immgrants passing through Ellis Island on their way to new lives in the United States.

Portraits of Ellis Island Immigrants

- September 9, 2015 in costume, ellis island, Europe, folk dress, immigration, united states

A selection on Augustus Sherman's photographs of immgrants passing through Ellis Island on their way to new lives in the United States.

German Folk Dress (1887)

- September 7, 2012 in austria, costume, folk dress, germany, Images, Images-19th, Images-Illustrations, Images-Painting, Images-People, non-article

Images from Deutsche Volkstrachten, Original-Zeichnungen mit erklärendem Text (1887) by Albert Kretschmer, a book detailing the folk dress of the peoples in areas covering modern day Austria and southern Germany. Albert Kretschmer (1825-1891) was known for his highly detailed drawings, watercolors and lithographs usually in publications detailing varieties of German and international costumes and historical clothing. In addition, he worked until 1889 as a costume designer at the Königliches Schauspielhaus in Berlin. (Wikipedia)

(All images taken from Deutsche Volkstrachten, Original-Zeichnungen mit erklärendem Text housed at the Internet Archive, donated by University of Toronto Libraries – Hat-tip to Old Book Illustrations Scrapbook Blog where we first came across the images).

Austria – Styria (Steiermark)



Austria – Pinzgau



Vorarlberg – Bregenzerwald



Tyrol – Bechthal



Tyrol – Uber Innthal













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