skiagraphia

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Posted on 06/18/2017


Photo taken on April 20, 2017


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Πέτρος Μωραΐτης
Petros Moraites
Amalia costume
φορεσιά Αμαλία
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19th century
1860s


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Portrait of a woman wearing the "Amalia costume"

Portrait of a woman wearing the "Amalia costume"
albumen print on cardboard, carte de visite
Petros Moraites / Πέτρος Μωραΐτης, Athens, ca. 1865
acquired from an Athenian dealer, 2017
entry number cdv.2017.01

The invention of tradition: unidentified Athenian lady wearing the so-called Amalia costume (φορεσιά Αμαλία), a combination of Greek urban traditions and Biedermeier fashion developed in the entourage of Queen Amalia of Oldenburg and then quickly adopted as the national costume of urban upper- and middle-class women.

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