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The milk peddler in Rotterdam - 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


Milkman of Rotterdam

The Dutch are very fond of paint, and the humidity of the climate requires it in some degree, although not to the extent to which their taste for gaudy colours makes them use it.
This milknian’s pails were ornamented as represented in the drawing, not only by being painted, but having copperhandles and brass rims round the bottoms of them.


The boy's costume is very traditional. Note the coloured ribbons holding up the bottom of his trousers. Note also that his shoulder yoke is nicely decorated (Editor's notes)
Translated with DeepL


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See also, other costumes of the peoples of the World, in the 19th century

This Dutch costume print can be zoomed in, the original measuring ~23x23 cm



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