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Zeeland woman in party dress, circa 1800 - engraving reproduced and digitally restored by © Norbert Pousseur


Engraving and text from The costume of the Netherlands
After drawings from Miss Semple - Ackermann London - 1817


A zealander.

The women of Zealand are much plainer in their dress than tbose of the United-Provinces.

This girl’s fiat straw hat, plain cap, striped woollen petticoat and common check apron, as she was going to a fair, may be supposed to be her holiday clothes, The only ornaments she wore, were a pair of gold stay-hooks and large silver buckles.


Her outfit is all the more festive as her forearms are surrounded by fine lace of the same colour as her jacket, and her apron is not really an apron. (Editor's notes)
Translated with DeepL


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