A woman poses in the national costume of Crete; 1920's; Images by Maynard Owen Williams / Wilhelm Tobien; Source: National Geographic Stock
The clothes worn by Pontians in the past all depended on the area that they lived in. To understand this you must look at the Geography of the Pontos region. Like Greece Pontos (which is a bigger area) not only changes it s costume from state to state, but in many cases from village to village (same as traditions and habits).The biggest mistake made by Greek Pontian Costume makers today is that they try to represent a country with one costume.
Παραδοσιακή γυναικεία ενδυμασία των Μάρηδων (Καρωτής) - Traditional women's folk costume of the Thracian Marides from Karoti.
Traditional festive costumes from Greek Thrace. First half of the 20th century.
1927 CRETAN HOUSE WOMAN CRETE B/w photograph (on Ebay)
Νυφική ή γιορτινή φορεσιά. Σουφλί, Θράκη. Αρχές 20ού αιώνα. Συλλογή Πελοποννησιακού Λαογραφικού Ιδρύματος, Ναύπλιο. Bridal or festive costume. Soufli, Thrace. Early 20th century. Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Collection, Nafplion