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Cornish Bal Maiden's costume

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Cornish Bal Maiden's costume

During the 18th and 19th Centuries a distinctive form of dress evolved for bal maidens (women surface workers) in the Cornish mining industry. …

Cornish Fish Jousters Costume

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Cornish Fish Jousters Costume

The nineteenth century Cornish Fish Jousters - fish vendors - were usually women and also called "Fishwives". Their dress featured a brightly…

Cornish Tartan

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Cornish Tartan

Cornish Tartan: The images of the fishwives captured by the nineteenth century artists of the Newlyn School illustrate the traditional use of tartan…

Traditional Costume from Newlyn

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Traditional Costume from Newlyn

Josephine Stewarts project "Work wear of the Newlyn Area in the late 19th Century" follows the story of traditional dress in this area using images…

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