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Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 10.11: 19th Century French Artist Illustrations of Life in the Philippines

Pont de Manille (Iles Philippines) et Costumes, circa 1840, by Gabriel Lafond de Lurcy

The illustration in the first image above is titled Pont de Manille (Iles Philippines) et Costumes [Manila Bridge (Philippine Islands) and Costumes], circa 1840, by Gabriel Lafond de Lurcy (his description in our 10.9 installment) from his book Quinze Ans de Voyages Autour du Monde (1840). This lithograph was done by Rigo Frères and Freeman.

Pont de Manille (Iles Philippines) et Costumes - closeup of the people wearing Barong Tagalog, baro’t saya and other garments

The second image above shows a closeup of the group of people in the foreground of this drawing. The group on the far left include a clergyman in a long black cassock, hat and black cane, and two men in color dyed work barongs, wide leg (“saya saya”) pants, and western hats. The two men in the center with roosters also wear dyed work barongs, saya saya pants and a western hat (left) and a salakot (right). The couple on the right is composed of a woman in baro’t saya (blouse and skirt) and a man in a translucent long Barong Tagalog, striped trousers, slippers, top hat and umbrella.