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Enjoying hard-boiled eggs with cucumbers in Rotterdam
Traditional Dutch costumes

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In 1800, a young Dutchman eating cucumbers and boiled eggs at the market  - 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


Group at the fair at Rotterdam.

Although there may be many wbo would find small gratification in eating gherkins or cucumbers and hard eggs together, it appears that the Dutch think them great dainties, as numbers assemble every evening, after candle-light, round tables where they are sold, and regale themselves with tbese delicacies.
The child in the woman’s arms, shewed great eagerness to have her share, in which she was no doubt indulged.
Her dress was, like ail Dutch childrens, made precisely like her mother’s ; and the ample allowance of stuff, in the width of the petticoat, not forgotten


Nice street scene in 1800 in Rotterdam - The young woman carrying the little girl is not wearing the traditional hat and is therefore showing the cap around her hair, which is put on under the hat. (Editor's notes)
Translated with DeepL


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



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