Saturday, April 30, 2011

They Were Wearing...

At the beginning of the 19th century, clothes told the story of who you were.  It was the style of clothes as well as the materials from which the clothing was made.  The Simeonstift Museum in Trier has a representative collection of "what they were wearing" when our ancestors lived in the Trier or Saarburg Kreis.

Let's walk around the museum display cases and look at a few of the exhibits.

Town Woman's Day Dress

Young Woman's Cotton Muslin Town Dress

Older Girl's Dress

Woman's Special Occasion Dress

Outerwear of a Well-Dressed Town Man
Farm Wife's Sunday Dress

Young Farm Girl's Sunday Finery
Farmer's Work Tunic

Country Women's Sunday Church Shawl

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