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Women (1849 Subjects)

Woman weaving on a loom.

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The port of Piraeus in 1875.

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H.M.S. Serapis leaves Piraeus carrying Edward Prince of Wales, later Edouard VII and his spouse Alexandra, sister to king George of Greece, after the end of their visit to Greece.

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The bay of Vathy, Ithaca, 1806.

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Gelibolu

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Riva degli Schiavoni in Venice. From “The Picturesque Mediterranean”, 1890.

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The port of Trieste. 

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View of Malaga, looking west. 

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The Rock of Gibraltar.   

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Married Greek woman seated on the divan at the part of the house reserved for the women.

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Public baths (hamam) in Tripoli of Lebanon.

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Circular dance of Greek women wearing costumes from different locations 1: Greek woman from Izmir (Smyrna). 2: Woman from Patmos. 3: Woman from Chios. 4, 6: Women from Bulgaria. 5: Woman from Tinos or nearby island. 7: Young woman from Izmir (Smyrna).

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At Meydanı square, which is buit on the site of the Byzantine Hippodrome of Constantinople. Muslim wedding procession, possibly of an Ottoman official. In the background, the obelisk of Theodosius I, and the Serpent Column (Plataean tripod) from Delphi sanctuary, which was brought to Constantinople by Constantine I. 

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A Janissary courts a young woman; he has slashed his arm as a token of his affection. A Jewish matchmaker is standing on his side. La Motraye states that he witnessed the scene himself.

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Scene in the Sultan's harem (imaginary representation).

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Greek wedding in Edirne (imaginary representation).

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The women of the Sultan's harem go out in the Palace Garden, escorted by eunuchs (imaginary representation).

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Noblemen's traditional costume from Chios, previous to 1822. Original gouache in author's collection.

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Pounghi (bag or pouch) belonging to affluent woman from Chios (second half of the 18th century). Original in author's collection.

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Brostomántilo or stithopano (breast cloth), from Pyrgi (Chios), c.1850. Original in author's collection.

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Stithópano (breast cloth) with silk and cotton from Viki (Chios), second half of the 18th century. Original in author's collection.

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Sélla (breast kerchief), Volissos, early 19th century. Original in author's collection.

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Men's, women's and child's costumes from Nenita (Chios), 17th century: Fresco from the church of Panagia Kyra Velidaina. Reproduction from facsimile in author's collection of original fresco drawn in situ by Arnold Smith.

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Men's and women's costumes in Chios, 1788. From  Pierre S. Maréchal, “Costumes civils actuels de tous les Peuples...”, Paris, 1788].

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Men and women's traditional costumes, Pyrgi, Chios. Original gouache in author's collection.

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Unmarried women's costume from Chios, 1568. From Nicolas de Nicolay, “Les Quatre Premiers Livres des Navigations”… Lyon, 1568.

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Married women's costume from Chios, 1568. From: Nicolas de Nicolay, “Les Quatre Premiers Livres des Navigations…”, Lyon, 1568.

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Women's costumes from Genoa,  15th century. From: Giulio Ferrario, “Le Costume Ancien et Moderne…”, Milan, 1825.

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Italian noblewoman's  costume,  1590. From: Cesare Vecellio, “Degli Habiti Antichi et Moderni di Diverse Parti del Mondo…”, Venice, M.D.XG [1590]. 

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Women's costumes from Chios, 1638. From: Francesco Lupazolo, Landowne manuscript 792, British museum.

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