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The Rotterdam Vegetable Merchant
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Itinerant vegetable Merchant - Engraving reproduced and digitally restored by © Norbert Pousseur


Engraving and text from The costume of the Netherlands
After drawings from Miss Semple - Ackermann London - 1817


Gardener’s w1fe of Rotterdam.

This woman was seen daily in the neighbourhood of the great market, selling her vegetables, etc. Her baskets were filled with the finest colliflowers and other garden stuff, and small pans of raspberries were so placed upon the greens as to give them a tempting appearance, lhat never failed to attract notice and procure a ready sale.

For once there were no derogatory remarks about the clothes of this farm girl. It is true that she is nicely dressed in a shirt and a skirt with floral patterns (Editor's notes)
Translated with DeepL


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