Dutch woman, ready for a stroll

By: usermattw

Mar 09 2014

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Category: Women

4 Comments

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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.

Comments:

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.

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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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