Sunday, January 26, 2014

Photo cards: Souvenir cheesemaking in Broek in Waterland

These three photos, each of which is about 3½ inches wide, were part of an undated packet of photo cards titled Souvenir Cheesemaking, Cheese Export, from Broek in Waterland, Holland. The photos were published by F.W. Bruin, and the photographer was Jan Loos of Hilversum.

Beneath each photo is the text that appears on the back.

Kaasmakerij - Cheese-Factory

Droogstelling (kaas) - Cheese Drycaffold

[Apparently, these Dutch believed that drycaffold was our English term for "drying rack."]

Winterstal - Winter cow-house

Broek in Waterland is a cozy little town of about 2,000 residents near Amsterdam. It has always been known for its beauty and cleanliness. (There's an anecdote, surely untrue, that even Napoleon had to remove his boots before entering the town.)

Here are some links to more information about Broek in Waterland and that general area of The Netherlands:

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