Rare 100 Year-Old Colour Portraits Of New York Immigrants - Daily American Buzz

Rare 100 Year-Old Colour Portraits Of New York Immigrants

“Alsace-Lorraine Girl”, 1906

“Hailing from the Germanic-speaking region of Alsace (now in modern-day France), the large bow, known as a schlupfkàpp, was worn by single women. The bows signified the bearer’s religion: black for Protestants, while Catholics favoured bright colours.” 

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