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A street in Varallo (Italy) with a large group of women in modest traditional costumes. Some of them hold a basket under their arms, while others have panniers on their backs. In the foreground on the right, a pile of baskets, some rakes and an umbrella

A street in Varallo (Italy) with a large group of women in modest traditional costumes. Some of them hold a basket under their arms, while others have panniers on their backs. In the foreground on the right, a pile of baskets, some rakes and an umbrella



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A street in Varallo (Italy) with a large group of women in modest traditional costumes. Some of them hold a basket under their arms, while others have panniers on their backs. In the foreground on the right, a pile of baskets, some rakes and an umbrella

A street in Varallo (Italy) with a large group of women in modest traditional costumes. Some of them hold a basket under their arms, while others have panniers on their backs. In the foreground on the right, a pile of baskets, some rakes and an umbrella Varallo. Date of Photograph:1890 -1910 ca

Unidentified Author
PDC-S-003250-0005

Media ID 33277302

© Alinari Archives, Florence

Apron Balcony Basket Europeans Handkerchief Italy Pannier Piedmont Rake Tradional Umbrella Ethnography And Folklore Population And Nationality View Of The Country With Action


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This photo print, titled "PDC-S-003250-0005" takes us back in time to a street in Varallo, Italy. The scene is filled with the vibrant energy of a large group of women dressed in modest traditional costumes. Each woman exudes grace and elegance as they navigate the bustling street. In their hands, some hold baskets delicately under their arms while others carry panniers on their backs. These women are not merely accessories to the photograph but rather active participants in this slice of life captured by an unidentified author between 1890 and 1910. The foreground reveals a fascinating array of objects: a pile of baskets, rakes, and even an umbrella. These everyday items serve as reminders that life was lived differently during this period. The architecture surrounding the street adds depth to the image. Balconies adorned with decorative elements create an enchanting backdrop for this snapshot of history. It's evident that every detail has been carefully considered - from clothing choices to handkerchiefs used as accessories. As we gaze upon this photo print, we can't help but be transported into another era - one where tradition and culture were proudly displayed through fashion and clothing choices. This glimpse into Piedmont's past offers valuable insights into European peoples' anthropology, ethnography, folklore, population dynamics, and national identity. While the photographer remains unknown, their ability to capture such a vivid scene allows us to appreciate both the beauty found within these streetscapes and the rich tapestry of Italian heritage that continues to thrive today.

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