Dutch woman, ready for a stroll

By: usermattw

Mar 09 2014

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Category: Women


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What it is:

Real photo post card measuring a little more than 3.25 x 5.25 inches.

What I know about it:

Undated and unidentified.  Photographer’s stamp on the back indicates the photographer is H. Waalewijn of Leiden, The Netherlands.


One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.

-A.A. Milne

I’ll be the first to admit I’m a pack rat, and an unrepentant one at that.  But sometimes, as now, I find it necessary to drag my apartment back across the line from hoarder to pack rat.  So this evening, as I was sorting things, throwing things out, and rooting around under my bed, trying to find more space to cram things, I came upon a box I didn’t recognize.  I opened it, and it was full of vintage photos!  Hundreds of photos that I had completely forgotten about!  All these years of doing this blog, and I was unaware that they were lying just feet away under my bed.  I suppose I should be embarrassed, but I was thrilled.  I haven’t even managed to go through them all yet, but I knew I had to post one right away.  This one was right at the top of the box, and appears to be from a bunch that mostly contain individual women from The Netherlands, all from roughly the same time period.  Googling the photographer was tricky since there’s a Dutch photographer of the same name operating today, but in a different city.  I like her look.  She looks like she’s ready to go.

4 comments on “Dutch woman, ready for a stroll”

  1. What a wonderful discovery. Glad you went rummaging.

  2. “Ready to go” is exactly what I thought!

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