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September 5, 2014

Interesting Pictures of Daily Life in Netherlands From Between the 1930s and 1950s

This is what daily life in Netherlands looked like from between the 1930s and 1950s.

Puppet player carrying his Punch-and-Judy show / puppet show theatre across the Dam square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 1935.

Man and woman towing a cargo-boat through a ship-canal. The Netherlands, 1931.

Faeces-collector collecting toilet-waste in buckets. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1953.

Milkman going from door to door in the streets. The Netherlands, 1956.

Type-setter composing a printing text with led letters.

Miners returning from work. Limburg (Dutch province), the Netherlands, 1946.

Housewife cleaning doormat with carpet-beater. The Netherlands, 1955.

Beach photographer taking pictures of mother, children and a dog. The Netherlands, about 1930.

Telegram deliverers on bicycle greeting each other in the street. The Netherlands, Place unknown, early 1930's.

Town-crier announcing the latest news on the island of Terschelling, the Netherlands, 1938.

Men delivering ice in the old days when there were no refridgerators. The Netherlands, 1930's .

Human draught-horse. Man dragging carts over a steep bridge, for a small fee. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1934.

Scissors-grinder. 1931.

Animal trainer with chained performing bear in the street. About 1930.

Caller-up waking up inhabitants by tapping a stick at the bedroom window. Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, 1947.

Ferryman in a rowing boat in a canal near Lisse, The Netherlands, 1952.

School dentist examining a school girl in the class room. The Netherlands, 1935.

Recording a radio play. The Netherlands, 1949.

(via Nationaal Archief)


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