A lot of great postcards have come in the door via Postcrossing here at Ashland Castle in the past week. One of my favorites is this card, which comes from Antje in Oosterwolde, Netherlands. She writes:
"This postcard gives a romantized [sic] image of people (family). They are making cheese at home about 100 years ago. The illustrator is Cornelis Jetses, very well known in the Netherlands."Jetses lived from 1873 until 1955. Many of his best-known illustrations were for textbooks. He also designed book covers. This Dutch-language website by Dirk Sellis (which you can have Google translate) contains extensive material about Jetses' life and works.
Related posts about cheese
- Vintage postcard: Cheese market in Alkmaar, Netherlands
- Photo cards: Souvenir cheesemaking in Broek in Waterland
- Peachy little corned beef loaves and healthful cheese dishes
- Handy tips from "How to Prevent Spoilage in the Grocery Store"