Lovers' usages in the Telemark
Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection
Costume -- Regional -- Norwegian
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1881
Library locationsThe Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture CollectionShelf locator: PC COSTU-Reg-No
TopicsCourtshipcostumes -- NorwegianNorwegians -- Clothing & dressDresses -- Norway -- Telemark FylkeMen -- Clothing & dress -- Norway -- Telemark FylkeWalkways -- Norway -- Telemark FylkeWomen -- Clothing & dress -- Norway -- Telemark FylkeHidingCountry life
NotesSource note: From A picturesque tour in picturesque lands : France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Tyrol, Italy, Scandinavia / by L.G. Seguin. London : Strahan, 1881.Content: "In some of the more inland parts of the country, say among the lofty mountains of the Telemark, the manners of the lovers after betrothal are even more unrestrained than this. No maiden there will suffer any stain of reputation by literally throwing herself into her future husband's arms, if she selects the right time and place,—a feast-day morning, let it be,—when they are going to or coming back from church. For it is one of the little rustic drolleries which, in spite of their seeming tameness, or even childishness, enliven and endear the long courtships, that the girl shall have the privilege on these occasions of hiding and springing suddenly out upon the lucky one as he passes. It is rather a laborious joke, since the maiden has to hurry either from home or church, to make sure of being in advance on the road ; and she must take care, as she hides behind tree, or fence, or post, to hold her bright petticoats well in hand, and to keep the red napkin of her head-dress well on one side; for a flash of the well-known colours would betray her, and spoil the joke."--from source text.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 27 x 20 cm. (10 3/4 x 8 in.)
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersDynix: 1638317NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17567275Barcode: 33333159279237Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ccdca550-c54c-012f-7625-58d385a7bc34
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