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Lovers' usages in the Telemark

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Costume -- Regional -- Norwegian

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1881
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC COSTU-Reg-No
costumes -- Norwegian
Norwegians -- Clothing & dress
Dresses -- Norway -- Telemark Fylke
Men -- Clothing & dress -- Norway -- Telemark Fylke
Walkways -- Norway -- Telemark Fylke
Women -- Clothing & dress -- Norway -- Telemark Fylke
Country life
Genre prints
Source 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 Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 27 x 20 cm. (10 3/4 x 8 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 1638317
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17567275
Barcode: 33333159279237
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ccdca550-c54c-012f-7625-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1881: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Lovers' usages in the Telemark" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1881. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-17ad-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Lovers' usages in the Telemark" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 18, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-17ad-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1881). Lovers' usages in the Telemark Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-17ad-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Lovers' usages in the Telemark